TRAVELLING TO DEVON & DORSET
Whether you have a completely car-free holiday or simply decide to leave the car behind for the day, the South West is very well connected.
There are railway stations at Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Dorchester.
There are two lines into Devon, one originating at London Paddington and the other at London Waterloo.
The latter is serviced by South West Trains, which stop at Axminster (train connection to Lyme Regis or bus to Seaton), Honiton (bus to Sidmouth), and Exeter (train connection to Exmouth).
The Paddington line is a faster route to Exeter (Exeter St Davids station), run by First Great Western.
The closest airports to the Jurassic Coast are Exeter, Bristol and Bournemouth airports.
UK and Ireland flights include:
Exeter – Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London City (from Oct’14), Manchester, Newcastle.
Bristol – Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Belfast
Bournemouth – Dublin
European flights include:
Exeter – Paris, Rennes, Duesseldorf, Amsterdam, Porto, Naples…
Bristol – Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich…
Bournemouth – Geneva, Carcassonne, Turin, Verona, Pisa, Girona, Porto…
Note: some flights are seasonal
Explore West Dorset and East Devon by public transport.
Exeter – Sidford – Sidmouth – Honiton: Stagecoach routes 52A, 52B, 52C
Exeter – Topsham – Lympstone – Exmouth – Brixington: Stagecoach route 57
Exmouth – Budleigh Salterton – Otterton – Sidmouth: Stagecoach routes 157, 357
Exeter – Seaton – Lyme Regis – Bridport – Weymouth – Wareham – Poole: First Group route X53 (ideal for South West Coast Path rambles)
Exeter – Exeter Airport – Woodbury – Exmouth: Stagecoach routes 56, 56A
Exeter – Ottery St Mary – Honiton – Axminster: Stagecoach routes 4, 4A, 4B
Clapps Taxis: 01297 20038/23366
Matt’s Cabs: 01297 442222
Lyme Regis Taxis: 07900 698569
Green Line Cars: 07967254012
Apollo Taxis: 01395 224500
Abacus Taxis: 01395 222222
Capital Taxis: 01392 433433
Z Cars: 01392 555555
Gemini Taxis: 01392 666666
Club Cars: 01392 595959
Sparkys Taxis: 01404 47670
Millstream Taxis: 01404 45825
Horseshoe Taxis: 01404 850800
There are ports at (from west to east) Plymouth, Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth.
Plymouth – Roscoff, St Malo, Santander
Weymouth – Jersey (St Helier), Guernsey (St Peter Port), St Malo
Poole – Cherbourg, Jersey (St Helier), Guernsey, St Malo
Portsmouth -Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Santander, Bilbao
www.travelinesw.com (local journey planner – app also available: ‘Traveline SW’)
www.nationalrail.co.uk (app also available: ‘National Rail Enquiries’)