Exmoor Public Transport
Train, Bus and Coach services for Exmoor in West Somerset and North Devon.
There are no mainline train services on Exmoor.
How to get to Exmoor by train
The nearest stations are Taunton in the east, Tiverton Parkway to the south and Barnstaple(via Exeter and the Tarka Line) in the west.
First Great Western is the train operator for the region : www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Via Taunton Rail Station:
The 28 bus stops at Taunton Railway Station and will take you to Bishops Lydeard/Watchet/Minehead every half hour.
The 25b bus runs from Taunton Bus Station (0.5m from Rail Stn, thro town centre) to Wiveliscombe, Bampton and Dulverton every 2 hours (there is no direct bus between the Railway and Bus stations. It is about 20 minutes walk).
The 18 bus runs from Bingo Hall (by Taunton Bus Stn) to Minehead hourly.
Via Barnstaple Rail Station
The 310 bus (16.40 service only) runs from Barnstaple Railway Stn to Parracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth (Low floor vehicle)
Bus timetables are here: www.travelinesw.com
The privately run West Somerset Railway runs steam and diesel services between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead.
The timetable varies through the year. The 28 bus links Bishops Lydeard and Taunton Rail Station.
Buses serving Exmoor
THE BEST bus map linked to timetables is at the Devon CC website here - www.devon.gov.uk
18 Taunton/Bishops Lydeard/Williton/Watchet/Dunster/Minehead
28 Taunton/Bishops Lydeard/Williton/Watchet/Dunster/Minehead
39 Porlock Weir/Porlock/Minehead
307 Barnstaple/South Molton/Bampton
309 Barnstaple/Arlington/Blackmoor Gate/Parracombe/Barbrook/Lynton/Lynmouth
310 Barnstaple/Bratton Fleming/Blackmoor Gate/Parracombe/Barbrook/Lynton/Lynmouth
399 Dulverton/Wheddon Cross/Dunster/Minehead (certain journeys operate via Exford)
401 Bampton/Dulverton/Winsford/Withypool/Exford/Simonsbath/Lynmouth (Aug/Sept only)
657 South Molton/North Molton/Brayford/Goodleigh/Barnstaple
696 East Anstey/Oldways End/Yeo Mill/Molland/Bishops Nympton/South Molton
856 South Molton/North Molton
Timetables & all public transport services/route planning can be accessed here: www.travelinesw.com
The Moor Rover
Moor Rover is a flexible transport service for anyone – resident or visitor – wishing to access Exmoor for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, and many other leisure activities. The bus will pick up and drop off anywhere on Exmoor, and can also transport bicycles, wheelchairs, dogs and luggage.
The Moor Rover has a 16 seat minibus and a 6 seat MPV available. Both are fully accessible and the drivers are trained in passenger care and wheelchair transport.
The service is open all the year round and every enquiry will be considered. It runs between 8.00am and 8.00pm and all journeys must be pre-booked at least the day before travel is required. The booking line is currently open Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm. There is no booking line on a Saturday or Sunday.
See website for prices and full details:-
Last updated: 10/04/2013