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Buses - information and advice

Exeter benefits from an established network of bus routes which covers the entire city, and routes to outlying towns and villages.

Buses in Exeter High Street Buses in Exeter High Street

Quick links

Exeter interactive bus map for journeys within Exeter - click on the route number or letter to get the timetable.

The Devon interactive bus map works in the same way for the whole of Devon, and Devon County Council's Journey Devon website is a valuable source of information about public transport across the whole county.

Traveline bus service finder - enter your postcode to see your nearest bus service. 

See Stagecoach - tickets for day and season tickets available in Exeter. Current special offers can be found at Stagecoach South West.

Route H for St David's Station, Exeter Central Station, City Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Globe Icon Map showing location of Exeter Bus and Coach Station (Postcode is EX1 2JX)

Park and ride services.

Bus operators

Exeter is well served by buses. Please note that they are not run by the Council but by private companies, the predominant operator being Stagecoach. Their details and those of other operators appear below.

City buses provide a comprehensive network of buses within the urban area of Exeter, running via the High Street, and are characterised by letters e.g. A to Alphington.

Out of town services to neighbouring towns, villages and the countryside operate from the bus and coach station (Postcode is EX1 2JX).

Park and ride services operate to the City Centre, R D & E Hospital and County Hall.

Bus timetables and maps

The best place to start is the Exeter interactive bus map for journeys within Exeter, or the Devon interactive bus map if you want to travel between Exeter and somewhere else in Devon. Zoom in to show the routes in the area you are looking at, and click on the route number or letter to get timetable information.

Devon County Council also produces a comprehensive route map and guide for each of the rural District Council areas and for Devon as a whole. These can be obtained online from Devon County Council - bus maps and guides, or in person from Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF or the Travel Shop at the Bus and Coach Station, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JX.

Alternatively, timetable information can be obtained online, by phone or by text, through Traveline South West. You can even text the number and details shown at individual bus stops to get the times of the next three buses.

If you know exactly which route you're looking for, you can find timetables for individual services on the following operators' websites. 

Bus tickets and fare information

The operators provide a variety of different tickets and offers, details of which can be found by following the links listed below. Please note that their websites tend not to give details of individual fares, and to find out about these you will need to ring the operator concerned.

If you travel to work by bus, you may be able to save money if your employer operates a Green Travel Plan.

Bus and train

Route H connects St David's and Exeter Central stations with the city centre.

By including PlusBus with your rail ticket, you can use the train and bus to travel door to door.

How are they running?

The following operators provide service updates on their websites. Their contact numbers can be found above under Bus tickets and fare information.

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