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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 07:25 to 16:10 Saturday: 07:25 to 15:45 Sunday: 09:25 to 17:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service Car park near Platform 1. 'Park side' car park
Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Totnes station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30
Lost property contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Waiting room information Both Platforms
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Refreshment facilities information Coffee shop/café on Platform 2. This café is not accessible.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Toilets information Both platforms.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards and coins
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available. Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"
Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Shops information Coffee shop/café on Platform 2. This café is not accessible.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details 08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Customer help points available Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available. Meeting point: Ticket office.
Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 21:15 Saturday: 05:30 to 21:15 Sunday: 08:15 to 20:15
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket machines information Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Accessible ticket office counter information Low-level accessible counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.
Accessible public pay phones The publci phones at this station are not accessible
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station Step Free Category A Station - This station has step free access to both platforms via a liftbridge
Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Set- Down / Pick up Points are available at the entrance to both platforms
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Station Car Park
Operator APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Spaces 145
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: N/A
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £5.70
  • Weekly: £28.50
  • Monthly: £100.00
  • Three monthly: £270.00
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £785.00
Contact details 0345 165 2030
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands/cycle storage boxes
Spaces 36
Sheltered No
Storage location Platform 1
Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is available.
Taxi rank information Taxi Rank: Taxi rank is available adajacent platform 1 entrance. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff.
Airport available Airport information is available.
Airport information Air Port Link Please change at Reading for Heathrow and Gatwick links and Bristol Temple Meads for Bristol Airport.
Port available Port information is available.
Port information Change at Plymouth.

Totnes is a market town in the heart of South Devon, situated at the head of the estuary of the River Dart. With stunning local scenery, thanks to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Totnes is a quintessential British town – perfect for a weekend day trip, a mini-break, or an afternoon stroll.

Totnes railway station has been serving the people of Devon since 1847 when it was opened as a part of the Exeter to Plymouth line by the South Devon Railway Company. The station continued to expand, servicing more stations on more lines over time. Totnes is set upon the estuary of the River Dart, making it an ideal location for freight services as well as passenger trains. In the past, a freight-only branch line ran directly to the quay at Totnes wharf to transport goods around the local area and more widely across the region. The bridge which carried this line is still visible, so be sure to look out for this piece of history on your visit!

When the Great Western Railway was nationalised in 1948, it became part of the Western Region of British Railways. This prompted some changes to be made to local services, wherein passenger services to Ashburton were withdrawn, and the line later closed entirely. Soon after, in the 1960s, general goods traffic was also withdrawn. In 1983, a new station building was constructed to replace the temporary buildings that had been erected following a fire in 1962.

Totnes railway station connects the Devon town to many other towns, villages, and cities in the local area and further afield nationwide. Currently, the station operates services from both Great Western Railway and CrossCountry. Popular routes on CrossCountry include Penzance to TotnesExeter to TotnesBristol to TotnesManchester to Totnes, and even Aberdeen to Totnes.

At Totnes train station, facilities include free public Wi-Fi, a coffee shop, toilets on both platforms, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, waiting rooms, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24/7.

Things to do in Totnes

Totnes is a town packed with endless options on ways to spend your days – whether you like a relaxed weekend of cafes and museums or prefer getting out into nature and getting involved in exciting activities. However you like to spend your time, Totnes has something for you to enjoy.

Dating back to 907 AD, the town of Totnes is deeply historical and has a fascinating local heritage. Totnes is therefore home to historic buildings and monuments marking the local history, so a day spent exploring local culture and heritage in Totnes is an interesting one. The first stop on your historical tour of Totnes has to be the Norman motte and bailey castle, with views of Totnes and the River Dart. For a very different view of Totnes’ heritage, why not check out the Totnes Fashion & Textile Museum located on the high street in a Grade I listed building? This museum is home to the Devonshire Collection of Period Costumes, as well as tens of thousands of items of clothing, accessories, and fashion pieces dating back as far as 1650.

Situated in South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Totnes is also a stunningly beautiful place to spend the day exploring nature, spotting wildlife, and resetting yourself from modern life. From peaceful strolls along the River Dart, kayaking, and canoeing to riverboat excursions and wildlife trails; there are plenty of ways to get outdoors in Totnes!

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