How to Get Here
South Devon has excellent road, rail and air links which make the region easily accessible from all areas of the UK – so you are never far away from the breathtaking landscape and one of the best UK holiday destinations. To help you plan your journey – below you will find information on how best to reach all areas within South Devon.
South Devon is easy to reach by road with the M5 from Bristol, Cardiff or Birmingham, and all points along the M4 corridor. From London and the South East, the A30/\s303/M3 offers an alternative, high quality scenic route to the outer borders of South Devon, coming into the area via Honiton.
For Tiverton or Crediton, take the M5 Junction 27, and for Cullompton take the M5 Junction 28. For Honiton and Axminster, take M5 Junction 29.
For Exeter, Exmouth, and connecting routes to Sidmouth and Seaton, take M5 Junction 30.
At the end of the M5, you have the options of taking the coast road (A379) to Dawlish or the A380 for Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and English Riviera. Or continue along the A38 for Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, and Plymouth.
To plan your route into and throughout South Devon check out our South Devon Map.
Getting to the region by coach is extremely enjoyable with numerous coach companies running routes into and around South Devon. National Express picks up and drops off at Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth.
Travelling to South Devon by train allows you to see some of the most beautiful scenery hidden from roads and motorways. There are six main stations within South Devon; Tiverton, Honiton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth, all of which are accessible by trains travelling from London and Birmingham.
Visit our South Devon Train Travel page for details and history on train travel in Devon.
Exeter airport is five miles from the city of Exeter and is situated adjacent to the A30, close to junction 29 of the M5 motorway.
Flights operate to and from London City Airport twice a day, the Manchester route has up to four flights a day for global connectivity, and with a daily Paris and Amsterdam service Exeter Airport can claim to be a real gateway to the South West.
For details see: www.exeter-airport.co.uk
Hiring a car is a great way to explore South Devon at your own pace and make the most of your holiday and the wide range of activities on offer.
With Co-car book online or via smartphone and pick up your car from dedicated bays across Exeter, at train stations and other locations such as Topshams, and coming soon Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Get car access when you want 24/7 and just pay a simple hourly charge and mileage rate.
If you’re interested in hiring a car either for your entire visit, if arriving into Bristol or Exeter Airports, or just for a few days once you arrive try Rhino Car Hire. There are various pick-up locations available including Plymouth, Newton Abbot and Totnes.