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South Devon Railway

Add South Devon Railway to your Itinerary

Type:Steam Railway

The Station
Dartbridge Road
TQ11 0DZ

Tel: 01364 644370

South Devon Railway

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.00 per ticket
Child 3-15 years£9.00 per ticket
Dogs£1.00 per ticket
Family£45.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen£15.00 per ticket
Under 3sFree

Single fares and tickets to and from Staverton are also available.
Super value 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day joint tickets for the railway, Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and/or Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies are available. You'll find full information at


  • Santa by Steam
  • South Devon Railway
  • 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day
  • South Devon Railway



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Please call us on +44 1364 644370 for details.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe, for approximately 100 people at Buckfastleigh.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - From an hour and a half's visit to a full day of varied entertainment.
  • Film or TV location - The railway has featured in dozens of television programmes and films, from Comic Strip's 'Five Go Mad in Dorset' on Channel 4's opening night to the BBC's acclaimed Agatha Christie 'And Then There Were None'.
  • In countryside - The line runs for seven miles along the wildlife-rich valley of the River Dart, through farmland and countryside, offering beautiful riverside views not seen from the road.
  • Max group size - call for details
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - The railway was originally built to Isambard Kingdom Brunel's broad gauge in 1872. Many of the buildings at Buckfastleigh and Staverton date from that era. Originally, the line served Totnes main line station but, since reopening as a heritage railway, a new station has been built at Totnes Riverside with building rescued from all over the former Great Western Railway system. The station building, for instance, was originally at Toller on the Bridport branch, the canopy comes from Axbridge, the corrugated iron structure from Bovey Tracey and the signal box was at Cradley Heath. When built the line terminated at Ashburton, two miles north of Buckfastleigh. The line disappeared under the widened A38 in 1971 but Ashburton's station buildings still survive today.
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking - Coach parking is available at Buckfastleigh station. There is also a large turning circle and flat, step free access to the platform.
  • On Bus Route - Buses serve Buckfastleigh station and Totnes main line station.
  • On site parking - Parking is available at Buckfastleigh station where there is a large car park. There is no car parking at Totnes station. Totnes's car parks are in the town centre, a 20 minute or so walk to Totnes Riverside station.
  • Parking (free) - Parking is available at Buckfastleigh station where there is a large car park. There is no car parking at Totnes station. Totnes's car parks are in the town centre, a 20 minute or so walk to Totnes Riverside station.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - call for details
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Call us to discuss our group rates on +44 1364 644370.
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - Call us on +44 1364 644370 for our group rates.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - We welcome groups. Please call us on +44 1364 644370 to discuss your requirements. Familiarisation visits can be arranged and we offer joint tickets with a number of partner tourist attractions to provide whole day or longer packages with a single booking.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Buckfastleigh station, where there is ample car parking is on the A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth. It is easy to find; simply follow the brown tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

Rail - Great Western Railway and Cross Country trains serve Totnes station. The SDR's station, Totnes Riverside, is accessed by a walk of around 500 metres from the main line station and is signposted.

Bus - Buses from all over south Devon stop at both Totnes main line station and adjacent to Buckfastleigh station.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Open (26 Dec 2020)
Open - Mince Pie Specials (27 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021)

* Special timetables run at certain times of year. Santa-by-Steam trains run in December, with further trains over the new year period. See the website for more details.

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