Service Information

Trains, buses, refreshments and parking.

Industrial Action

The next strikes are planned for Feb 1st and 3rd. It is unlikely that there will be a service on these days. As ever the advice is not to travel unless you have to, and if you must travel then first check with

Engineering Works

No trains will run on the Dartmoor Line or the Tarka Line From 2250 Sunday 19th Feb until 0500 Monday 28th February, whilst Network Rail carries out essential track renewal, drainage and structure repair work.

A rail replacement bus service will operate hourly from Okehampton – Exeter St Davids, departing on the hour at Okehampton and quarter past the hour from Exeter St Davids.

Exeter-Okehampton rail service

The Exeter-Okehampton rail service is operated by Great Western Railway. Rather than trying to reproduce the latest timetable and give up-to-date short term service information, we provide a few links so that potential travellers can get accurate information from the horse's mouth.

Look up basic train info and buy tickets at

Check for service problems at

Alternatively you might like to try Trainline

You can download a timetable in PDF format from The timetable for our line is D2. Timetables are revised every May and December.

Tavistock bus service

Dartline Coaches operates the 118 bus service between Okehampton and Tavistock, the timetable for which can be seen at

Other bus services to and from Okehampton

Following a number of changes recently, Devon County Council has now published the latest West Devon Area timetables at

In particular note the changes to Service 5 (Exeter - Crediton - Okehampton/Barnstaple/Chulmleigh) and Service 6 (Exeter – Okehampton – Holsworthy – Bude/Launceston).

[For those interested in some of the background to the changes, there's informed commentary at]

Okehampton Station Cafe

More properly called the Bulleid Buffet (*) after Oliver Bulleid, the Southern Railway's innovative engineer, the station cafe is run by Leanne Knight and her team from The Amazing Brownie Bakers of Lifton. From the 1st of November the cafe will move to winter hours which will be:
Monday to Saturday 0800 to 1600 (food served 0900 to 1500)
Sunday 1000 to 1600 (food served 1000 to 1500).

The Bulleid Buffet has a Facebook page at They can be contacted on 07410 609160 or

(*) but please, not Bullied

Parking at Okehampton Station

Parking at Okehampton Station only costs £2 per day. For dropping off and picking up, 20 minutes is free. Numberplate recognition is used. The carpark is managed by APCOA. Further details at

For more details of APCOA, or if you wish to contact them, their entry for the Okehampton Station carpark is at