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Cheap Train Tickets to Devon

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Cheap Trains to Devon

Devon is a UK destination worth visiting for a long weekend or an even more extended holiday. It is located in the South West of England, bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset. The county possesses terrific beaches, fantastic landscapes, the English Riviera, beautiful cities, historic homes, and more.

If you're looking to base yourself in the city, Plymouth and Exeter, the county town of Devon, have plenty of history and culture to explore. Bristol is nearby and, with plenty of trains to Devon, is well worth visiting. Dartmoor National Park in South Devon and Exmoor National Park in North Devon are huge and full of amazing views and trails for hikers.

If you fancy a trip to the coast, you can take Devon trains to the popular destinations of Torquay, Dawlish, and Teignmouth. The coast of Devon is perhaps one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. The Jurassic Coast is situated in the east of the county, with famous beaches, including Woolacombe Beach, Bantham Beach, and Saunton Sands Beach. You can take a beautiful boat trip to see all the coastline and perhaps have a cream tea afterwards.

If you want to explore Devon by train, there are Devon trains across the county with major stations, including Exeter Central, Exmouth, and Torquay. Devon trains run regularly from London Paddington; purchase your Devon train tickets as early as possible to make the biggest savings. Perhaps you want to book your train travel to see Devon's famous landmarks, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Cathedral, the Exe Estuary trail, and Kent's Cavern. Should you want to travel further afield after your trip to Devon, you can take a journey to Exeter Airport.

Tip 1 Travel Off-Peak
The cheapest train fares to Devon from London Paddington are available outside peak times. To save money, try to avoid travelling at weekends and holiday times. We recommend travelling from late morning to late afternoon on a weekday to get the cheapest fares.
Tip 2 Book in Advance
To get the cheapest trains to Devon from London Paddington, don't wait until the day of departure; instead, book an advance ticket up to 12 weeks before your journey when the train operating companies release them. Lower-priced advance tickets for trains to Devon can often sell out, so we recommend searching for your journey as early as possible. If you can't book your ticket until the last minute, you can sometimes buy advance fares until an hour before departure.
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Tip 3 Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard
If you regularly take the train, a railcard is worth purchasing. Even if you travel a few times a year, you can save 1/3, get free entry to attractions, and benefit from discounts. Many different railcards are available; the Two Together Railcard, for example, is £30 per year and saves 1/3.

The Family and Friends Railcard gives children 60% off and adults 1/3 off. It can be used by up to four adults and four children. This railcard is excellent for a large family or when travelling with friends.

The Disabled Persons Railcard is £30 and gives a 1/3 discount.

The Senior Railcard is for those over 60 and costs £70 for three years.

Other available railcards include the Network, 16- 25, 26- 30 and HM forces railcards. You can find Railcards on sale at National Rail ticket offices; more details are on the Railcard website.
Tip 4 Save Up to 34% With Groupsave
There are savings to be made when travelling as a group by train. If 3-9 people book together and take the same off-peak train, they can get as much as 1/3 off the price by getting a groupsave discount. The easiest way to do this is for one of the group to book with e-tickets and then send them to each group member. Not having to pass on many paper tickets is much simpler, especially if Split My Fare finds you savings with several split tickets.

Visiting Devon

Public Transport

If you are taking the train to Devon for your visit, Exeter St Davids is the best station to travel to. Direct trains operated by Great Western Railway run from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids, taking around 2.5 hours. Branch lines then run from Exeter St Davids across North and South Devon, making it easy for you to explore. Should you wish to reach Devon by bus, regular buses operate to Exeter St Davids from Exeter Airport.


Numerous attractions in Devon are worth visiting. These include Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, and Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway in North Devon.

Food and Drink

Devon is famous for many different foods, including its Cream Tea, Devon Cheese, and crab sandwiches.


There are several cities in Devon with great shopping on offer, including Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay.

Devon Train Stations

  • Axminster
  • Barnstaple
  • Bere Alston
  • Bere Ferrers
  • Chapelton
  • Copplestone
  • Cranbrook
  • Crediton
  • Dawlish
  • Dawlish Warren
  • Eggesford
  • Exeter Central
  • Exeter St Davids
  • Exeter St Thomas
  • Exmouth
  • Exton
  • Feniton
  • Honiton
  • Ivybridge
  • King's Nympton
  • Lapford
  • Lympstone Commando
  • Lympstone Village
  • Morchard Road
  • Newton Abbot
  • Newton St Cyres
  • Okehampton
  • Paignton
  • Portsmouth Arms
  • Sampford Courtenay
  • Starcross
  • Teignmouth
  • Tiverton Parkway
  • Torquay
  • Torre
  • Totnes
  • Umberleigh
  • Whimple
  • Yeoford

Frequently Asked Questions

Are trains running to Devon?

Regular trains to Devon run from major UK stations, including London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. Most trains stop at Exeter St Davids or Exeter Central, from where you can take branch lines to the rest of Devon.

Does Devon have a train station?

Devon has over 30 train stations, making it easy to reach even remote locations. Exeter St Davids is the busiest station, from which you can connect to lines running across the county.

How can I get cheap train tickets to Devon?

Book as early as possible to get cheap train tickets to Devon, and use our website to find cheaper split tickets.

What is the main station in Devon?

The main station in Devon is Exeter St Davids. With six platforms, it served 2.2 million passengers in 2021/22 with 900,000 interchanges.