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Getting to the Civic Centre

We suggest that visitors to our offices and facilities in the city centre should travel on foot, by bike, or by public transport wherever possible to help avoid city centre congestion.

To find the Civic Centre on Google Maps - Click Here

Travelling by Train

Exeter Central is the closest station to the Civic Centre, being about ten minutes' walk. Leave by the ramps (rather than the stairs or lift) to exit on to New North Road, where you turn right. Stay on the same side of the road past three sets of traffic lights, then the Civic Centre entrance is on your right. .

Exeter St Davids is 10 minutes from the Civic Centre by bus. Take Route H and get off in the High Street. Walk ahead as far as the traffic lights, then turn right into Paris Street. The Civic Centre is on your right after the next set of traffic lights.

Alternatively, from St Davids, use connecting trains to Exeter Central and follow the walking directions above.


There are taxi ranks outside both Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central stations. For returning from the Civic Centre to either of the stations, taxis can be found in Sidwell Street.

Travelling by Bus

Exeter has a good bus network. Services from outside the city arrive at the bus station which is opposite the Civic Centre, and local services within the city pass through the High Street which is five minutes' walk away. See Exeter interactive bus map for bus routes (and you can click on the route numbers/letters to find out times).


There are cycle racks outside the entrance to the Civic Centre on Paris Street.

Driving and Park and Ride

If you need to drive, please use the  if at all possible. Honiton Road and Sowton P&R services bring you to Paris Street, from where you can walk back 200-300 metres to the Civic Centre entrance.

Nearest postcodes for SatNav:-

  • Honiton Road P&R - EX2 7NL
  • Sowton P&R - EX2 5GL

Car parks 

There is space for a blue badge holder at the Civic Centre, but other drivers should use public car parks.

Princesshay 2 car park (multi-storey, short stay, next to Civic Centre) - EX1 1UP
Globe Icon Map showing location of Princesshay 2 (formerly known as Civic Centre / Dix's Field) Car Park

Triangle car park -(surface car park, long stay, 5-10 minutes' walk away) - EX1 2BR
Globe Icon Map showing location of Triangle Car Park

See Find parking for the locations and charges for all Council car parks in Exeter. Use Mary Arches car park for Museum, Corn Exchange and Guildhall.

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