Dartmoor is within easy reach from the M5 motorway in Devon, from the A30 or the A38. Journey times from Exeter or Plymouth are 30 minutes.
There are ponies, sheep and cattle who freely roam on the moor. Please drive carefully and not over 40mph. 160 animals were killed on Dartmoor’s roads last year.
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By train, boat or plane
There are good mainline train connections to Exeter, Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Exeter has an excellent airport and Plymouth a ferry port. Both are 30 minutes away!
If you want to visit in your motorhome or campervan, some roads will be too narrow for you to use. Please don’t rely on satellite navigation systems to get you to your destination, but use our helpful Coach Driver and Motorhome Guide for Dartmoor map to plan your route.
Please note that overnight camping in laybys, the roadside, or car parks is not permitted. Instead, please use authorised sites which accept motorhomes for your overnight stay.
Some of the roads around Dartmoor are quite narrow and have width and length restrictions, making them unsuitable for large coaches. To help you plan your route, please refer to our Coach Driver and Motorhome guide for Dartmoor map. Please do not rely on satellite navigation to plan your route.
Every Saturday in the summer catch the Haytor Hoppa bus to explore the eastern side of Dartmoor.
On Wednesdays and Fridays (except public holidays) throughout the year catch the Country Bus service 193 Bovey Tracey – Newton Abbot via Haytor.
Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) throughout the year catch the Country Bus service 178 Newton Abbot – Okehampton via Moretonhampstead & Chagford.
Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) throughout the year catch the 98 Yelverton - Tavistock service.