Getting to Dartmouth

Dartmouth is situated on the South coast of Devon at the mouth of the River Dart, and is easy to get to via road, rail or car.

Devon has excellent transport connections to the rest of the country.

Below are just some of the main ways you can visit Dartmouth, South Devon. Once you are here, check out our Travelling Around pages for information on how to make the most of exploring the region.

By Car

South Devon is easy to reach by road with the M5 bringing you to the region before linking to the A38, which runs through the centre of the county linking Exeter and Plymouth.

Travelling South take the M5 to Exeter then the A38 towards Plymouth leaving at the Totnes turning onto the A384. On reaching Totnes turn right at the major set of traffic lights onto the A381 following signs to Dartmouth. Continue to follow signs for Dartmouth turning left onto the A3122 at Halwell. 

By Bus

There are a number of bus routes operating in and around Dartmouth, connecting the town to a number of surrounding towns as well as Exeter and Plymouth. The principal bus operator in Devon is Stagecoach South West, more details on Stagecoach can be found here.

By Train

The nearest train station to Dartmouth is Totnes, which is accessible by trains travelling from London and Birmingham. Trips on to Dartmouth can then be made by bus, taxi, car or boat down the River Dart.

By Air

The nearest Airport is Exeter Airport, for all flight options to Exeter Airport visit:

Exeter is approximately 45 miles by car from Dartmouth, though Exeter has excellent train transport links to Totnes.

Bristol Airport is approximately 108 miles via car to Dartmouth, or via train to Totnes.

For all flight options to Bristol Airport visit:

By Coach

The nearest National Express departure point is Totnes.