Avocet Line

Avocet Line

Exeter St Davids - Exmouth

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The Avocet Line between Exeter and Exmouth hugs the Exe Estuary for much of its route and offers some excellent views, particularly for those who enjoy bird watching.

There are plenty of places to visit along the route of the line. Estuary-side settlements such as Topsham and Exmouth are very easy to get to by train. Topsham is a delight for those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, and Exmouth has plenty to offer those who like traditional seaside towns and water sports.

Or explore on foot, bike, train and ferry with the Exe Estuary Trail.

The line has a very active Rail Users Group, representing the interests of users of the line and working towards improvements to services and facilities.

Dogs are welcome on the train.

Train on Avocet Line
Exmouth view
Walkers next to Avocet Line
Exmouth Marina
Exmouth beach
Exeter St Davids - ExmouthOff-Peak Day Return
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Avocet Line

Featured Destinations

Hit the beach

in Exmouth

Avocet Line

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Family fun on Exmouth beach

The golden sands of Exmouth beach are a treat for adults and children alike. The Promenade is 2 miles long and along its length you’ll find old favourites such as swing boats and crazy golf as well as plenty of cafes and pubs.


Hit the shops in Topsham

Wander the streets of Topsham and you’ll find art galleries, boutiques, antiques, wine merchants, florists and a fantastic array of local food delicacies.

Exmouth Festival

7 days of music, theatre, arts and literature are celebrated at Exmouth Festival each May. Taking place mainly in Manor Gardens as well as other venues throughout the town, the event is sure to offer something for everyone.

Buying Tickets

Exeter to Exmouth



Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays.

If you can, please buy your ticket online on the GWR app or website. Download it to your mobile device or smart ticket where possible.

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Adult Off-Peak Day Return

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1hr 40min

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Adult Off-Peak Day Return

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1hr 15min

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