Exeter St Davids Train Station
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Exeter St David's Train Station
AddressExeter St Davids Station
EX4 4NT Get directions in Google Maps
|Ticket office information||In main entrance|
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 05:45 to 20:40 Saturday: 06:15 to 20:00 Sunday: 07:30 to 20:40|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||Front of the station|
|Exeter St David's station customer services||
Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||Platforms 1,3 and 5|
|Refreshment facilities information||Coffee shops and vending machines|
|Toilets information||The toilets are located on Platforms 1 and 5. The National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request.|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Post box information||Adjacent station entrance|
|Tourist information office|
|Cashpoint information||Station entrance|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||WHSmith, Coffee shops and vending machines|
|Helpline contact details|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help||Meeting point: Gateline.|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket machines information||Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available|
|Accessible public pay phones||Public telephones are not accessible|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step free Category A station - All platforms can be accessed via Lifts from the sole main station entrance.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Disabled parking||Set- Down / Pick up Points are available at the station entrance.Assisted travel meeting point - Booking Office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff.|
|Station Car Park|
|Operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Contact details||0345 165 2030|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here|
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Platform 1 and adjacent entrance|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||Taxi rank is available at the station entrance. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff.|
|Airport information||Exeter Airport - Stagecoach operate a regular, daily bus service (route 56 Monday to Saturday; route 379 Sunday) from Exeter St Davids station forecourt to Exeter Airport. Buy an Exeter PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket, for the bus journey from the station to the airport.|
Exeter is a deeply historic city, and Exeter St. David’s train station is no different. Having been originally designed by none other than Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Exeter St. David’s is steeped in the history of British railway and civil engineering. The station began operating in 1844, and over the last 170 years has seen many new additions, changes, and renovations. Brunel’s original design featured two platforms, both on the East side of the station for easy access to the city. As the station has expanded its services, new platforms have been added and the layout altered. Never fear, though – that Victorian and art-deco charm from previous designs is still visible in the main façade (1864), art-deco signage (1938), and the station’s frontage (1938).
Not only does Exeter St. David’s Station have a storied history of its own, but it has earned a place in the history of literary culture. On his way back from Exeter to London, after a visit to Agatha Christie, Allen Lane – a director of Bodley Head – noticed a gap in the market for cheap, but quality, books available to purchase at the train station. This is how Penguin, paperbacks were born, which were first sold in the summer of 1935.
Originally servicing the Bristol & Exeter Railway, the station now has trains operated by Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, and CrossCountry running each day. Popular CrossCountry routes running through Exeter St. David’s include Exeter to Plymouth, Plymouth to Aberdeen, Newton Abbot to Birmingham, Newton Abbot to Sheffield, and more.
Things to do in Exeter
Exeter is a city full of fun activities, fascinating history, and interesting cultural experiences – meaning that there are always plenty of options for what to do when you arrive. #1 on any tourist’s list should be a visit to Exeter Cathedral with nearly one thousand years of religious and cultural heritage. With stunningly beautiful architecture, the voices of choristers, and a sense of peace on offer, why not pay a visit to Exeter Cathedral?
If you’re lucky with the weather and don’t feel like being indoors, the pubs, restaurants, and boutique shops around Exeter Quay are the perfect place to have a nice stroll. With restored architecture and a nautical setting, this is an ideal spot to recharge with a cup of tea, a slice of cake, lunch, or maybe even a pint.
If you’re eager to soak up more history and culture, check out the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery or take a tour of the secret underground passages all over the city. The Museum houses exhibits on ancient Egypt, natural history, and medicine, and hosts lectures, talks, and special events that cover a wide range of history. Exeter’s underground passages are unlike anything else in Britain, so make sure to check them out on your visit with a guided tour from local experts. From global antiquity to local heritage, Exeter has a lot for you to learn.
How far from Exeter St. Davids Station to Exeter Town?
The walk to Exeter city centre is just under a mile depending on the destination, taking around 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can cut your journey down to 5-10 minutes by catching one of a few bus options from Exeter St. Davids.
How many train stations are there in Exeter?
There are three train stations in the city centre. Exeter St. Davids, Exeter Central, and Exeter St. Thomas train stations all operate in the centre of the city, with a number of suburban stations running additional services.
Can you park at Exeter St. Davids train station?
Yes, there are short-stay and long-stay options in the car park at the front of Exeter St. Davids train station, which is open 24hrs, 7 days a week. The car park address is Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 4NT.
Does Exeter St. Davids train station have WiFi?
Yes, public WiFi is available at Exeter St. David’s Train Station.
How many platforms are there at Exeter St. Davids Station?
There are 6 public platforms at Exeter St. Davids Train Station.