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Devon Buses    



Despite being a very rural county, Devon has a very good bus network provided by several different bus companies. To assist travellers, Devon County Council produces a range of timetable books and maps, details of which can be found on the internet at http://www.devon.gov.uk/buses.htm


(NOTE - Although there is an on-line form for ordering these publications, you may find it easier to obtain them by sending an email to devonbus@devon.gov.uk Most Devonbus publications are also usually available in Exeter Bus Staion's enquiry office).



Important Long Distance Bus Services


X9 - Exeter - Okehampton - Holsworthy - Bude

X38 - Exeter - Plymouth X46 - Exeter - Torquay - Paignton

X53 - Exeter - Lyme Regis - Bridport - Weymouth - Poole

X64 - Exeter - Newton Abbott - Totnes - Kingsbridge (also to Salcombe on Sundays)

X80 - Plymouth - Totnes - Paignton - Torquay

X92 - Exeter - Wellington - Taunton

1 / 2 / 21 - Barnstaple - Bideford - Appledore / Westwood Ho !

12 - Newton Abbott - Torquay - Paignton - Brixham

82 - Exeter - Mortonhampstead - Princeton - Plymouth (a 3 hour trip across the middle of Dartmoor during the Summer, usually in a double decker)

93 - Plymouth - Kingsbridge - Dartmouth

111 - Torquay - Paignton - Totnes - Dartmouth

120 - Torquay / Paignton - Kingswear (usually operated by a open top bus during the summer)

155 - Exeter - Tiverton - Barnstaple

186 - Barnstaple - Okehampton - Tavistock (connecting for Plymouth) #

315 - Exeter - Crediton - Bideford - North Tawton - Barnstaple

325 / 377 - Exeter - Crediton - Copplestone - Barnstaple

337 - Barnstaple - South Moulton - Taunton (shoppers bus)

380 - Exeter - Honiton - Axminster

510 - Exeter - Okehampton - Launceton - Newquay


# = New service from October 2008, replacing existing service 86


Particularly Scenic Services


Many bus services that operate outside the built up areas of Devonpass through pleasent countryside, but in addition to routes 82, 93, 111, 186, 315, 325 & 337 listed above, the following services are particularly worth sampling:


2 - Exeter - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbott

3 - Barnstaple - Ilfracombe - Combe Martin

81C - Plymouth - Torpint - Cawsand - Cremyl (crosses the Torpoint Ferry)

173 / 359 Exeter - Mortonhampstead

302 - Barnstaple - Woolacombe

319 - Barnstaple - Bideford - Clovelly - Hartland (also to Bude on Sundays) 360 - Exeter - Dunchideock - Bridford


In addition, a network of special inter-connecting bus services operates across Dartmoor on Sundays during the Summer - see the special Dartmoor Sunday Rover leaflet.