Getting Here


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

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

Lyme Regis
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.

Routes include:

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

USEFUL LINKS (local journey planner – app also available: ‘Traveline SW’) (app also available: ‘National Rail Enquiries’)