Travel information

Travel information

By car

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 helps us to Love Moor Life by taking care and keeping your speed below 40 on moorland roads. You never know what's around the next corner.

National Park car parks

By train

The Dartmoor Line

The Dartmoor Line is now open, reinstated after 50 years!

Dartmoor Line tickets & info

With a journey time of approximately 40 minutes between Okehampton and Exeter, the Dartmoor Line will provide great opportunities for work, study and leisure travel.

  • There will be trains every two hours each way, seven days a week, between Okehampton, Crediton and Exeter St Davids, including services for daily commuters.
  • There is also a new regular bus service, the 118 linking Tavistock via Mary Tavy and Lydford to Okehampton Station.

By bus

Country Bus 171 & 172

Discover Dartmoor's many towns and villages and enjoy a scenic ride across the moor on The Country Bus Service 171 & 172 from Newton Abbot to Tavistock Station

Country Bus Service 171 & 172 info

Haytor Hoppa

Every Saturday from 27 May in the summer catch the Haytor Hoppa bus to Haytor and Widecombe.

Catch the Haytor Hoppa

View all bus route timetables

By bike

Dartmoor is a great place to cycle with an extensive network of quiet lanes and designated cycle routes, together with over 350km of bridleways and byways.

Find out about cycling

By motorhome or campervan

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 (PDF) for Dartmoor map to plan your route.

Search for campsites and caravan parks

Please note that overnight camping in laybys, the roadside, or car parks is not permitted under the byelaws.

By coach

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 (PDF) for Dartmoor map. Please do not rely on satellite navigation to plan your route.

The Coach Driver and Motorhome guide is also available in French, German and Dutch.

By 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!

Safety advice for outdoor activities

Haytor Hoppa

Coach Driver's guide

Public Transport