Explore Devon by train

From rolling countryside to seaside views, Devon’s railways offer a real taste of the West Country.

The Tarka Line

Exeter to Barnstaple

The scenic Tarka Line follows the gentle river valleys of the Yeo and Taw, taking in rolling countryside, small villages and farms. Look out for herons stalking the river shallows, buzzards overhead or deer in the nearby woodlands. Read more.

The Riviera Line

Exeter to Paignton

Take a trip on one of England’s best-loved stretches of railway. Departing from Exeter city centre, the train hugs the Exe Estuary and the coast, offering amazing views. It calls at seaside beauty spots like Dawlish and Teignmouth, and onwards to the glorious English Riviera. Read more.

The Tamar Valley Line

Plymouth to Gunnislake

Explore the Tamar Valley, and become immersed in the views of this beautiful area. Rolling green fields with cows and sheep peacefully grazing, sleepy villages and beautiful river crossings. The highlight of the journey is when the train crosses the historic Calstock viaduct. Read more.

The Avocet Line

Exeter to Exmouth

The Avocet Line runs along the eastern side of the Exe Estuary from the cathedral city of Exeter to the seaside resort of Exmouth. Stop off at Topsham for its fine local museum, shops, restaurants and quayside antiques centre. Read more.

Don’t forget to explore our Cornwall lines too.