13th September, 2023

Bude – visit by train & bus

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Head to Bude in North Cornwall for glorious beaches, coastal walks, the famous Sea Pool and lots more.

It’s easy to visit by train and bus. Take the Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton in just 40 minutes, then the bus to Bude is right outside the railway station.

Places to explore

In our video, we visited Summerleaze beach, the South West Coast Path, the Castle Heritage Centre, Bude canal and the famous Sea Pool, dating back to 1930. We also explored the shops, including Kernow Fleece, and had a great lunch alongside the canal at Olive Tree.


Fancy making a weekend or holiday of your trip? Find accommodation from hotels to holiday cottages on the official Bude tourist information website.

Getting there

The train:
The Dartmoor Line between Exeter and Okehampton has an hourly train service, seven days a week.

The bus:
The 6 Bude bus run by Stagecoach departs from right outside Okehampton railway station. The mid-morning bus departs at 10.25 (seven days a week), around 10 minutes after the train from Exeter arrives. Alternatively take the previous train and enjoy a hearty breakfast at Okehampton station’s excellent cafe, the Bulleid Buffet. The station’s heritage features are well worth exploring too.

The final bus from Bude departs at 18.10 (16.05 on Sundays) taking you back to Okehampton railway station.

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