At a Glance

  • Easy Access to A30 truck road.
  • Regular bus service from Exeter, Plymouth, Bude and Tavistock to Okehampton
  • Daily rail service from Exeter St Davids to Okehampton

Getting to YHA Okehampton and Adventure Okehampton

 

By Car

Okehampton is about 25 minutes drive from Exeter along the A30. It is easy to access from the A30 by leaving the main trunk road at the junction for Okehampton and then following the brown signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel through the town. For detailed travel instructions by car, please use the drop-down links below.

By Rail

From 20th November 2021, Okehampton Station has reopened, with a regular service to Exeter St Davids.  There is a two hourly service at present, which is planned to change to an hourly service on 14th May 2022. These trains connects to London Paddington and London Waterloo, as well as mainline routes to Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Southhampton.  Locally there are trains serving Barnstaple, Crediton, Exmouth, Paignton, Plymouth, Torbay, Torquay and stations in Cornwall.

Trains from Exeter St Davids: Mon to Fri: First Train 06.29 Last Train 21.12, Sat First Train 06.32 Last Train 21.00, Sun First Train 08.43 Last Train 21.02.

Trains to Exeter St Davids: Mon to Fri: First Train 07.20 Last Train 22.18, Sat First Train 07.39 Last Train 21.56, Sun First Train 09.43 Last Train 21.55.

By Bus

There are regular buses from Okehampton town centre to Exeter St Davids.  A new rail link bus service 118 service allows onward travel from Okehampton to Tavistock. There are also other less well frequented routes to Bude, Barnstaple, Crediton, Hatherleigh and Chagford. The bus to Okehampton Town centre costs £1 and the bus to Tavistock costs £3.

There are also some weekly services to Chagford, Moretonhampstead and other Dartmoor towns.

To plan your travel use the Travel Devon website

Interactive Bus Map

 

 

 

 

Detailed Road Directions

From the East

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and turn right at the end of the slip road. Follow this road for a further 2 miles into Okehampton town centre. In the town centre, you will pass over straight over two sets of traffic lights. In the town centre, pass a set of traffic lights (Pelican Crossing) and at the next set of traffic lights turn left, following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, and after about 400m turn left at the monument following signs to the Station. Follow this road, passing under the railway bridge* and take the first left to enter the Youth Hostel, where the car park is behind The Goods Shed.
*NB low bridge, not suitable for all coaches or high vehicles. Drop-off point at Railway Station. Coach parking in town at Mill Road Car Park.

From the West

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and follow road for about 2 miles into the town. At the first set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, turn right following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. After 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, and after about 400 m turn left at the monument following signs to the Station. Follow this road, passing under the railway bridge* and take the first left to enter the Youth Hostel, where the Hostel car park is behind The Goods Shed.
*NB low bridge, not suitable for all coaches or high vehicles. Drop-off point at Railway Station. Coach parking in town at Mill Road Car Park.

Getting to YHA Bracken Tor
Using a GPS navigation system
Do not use the Bracken Tor post-code in a GPS navigation system, as many of the systems will try and take you off the emergency access road to the A30.

From the East

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and turn right at the end of the slip road. Follow this road for a further 2 miles into Okehampton town centre. In the town centre, you will pass over straight over two sets of traffic lights. In the town centre, pass a set of traffic lights (Pelican Crossing) and at the next set of traffic lights turn left, following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, continue up road, crossing a railway bridge, followed by A30 dual carriageway and take the first right signposted to the Youth Hostel.

From the West

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and follow road for about 2 miles into the town. At the first set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, turn right following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, continue up road, crossing a railway bridge, followed by A30 dual carriageway and take the first right signposted to the Youth Hostel.

By bus

There are regular busa (5 and 6) from Okehampton to Exeter St Davids from the town centre.  A new rail link 118 service allows onward travel from Okehampton to Tavistock, with last bus from 18.00. There are also other less well frequented routes to Bude, Barnstaple, Crediton, Hatherleigh and Chagford.

There are also some weekly services to Chagford, Moretonhampstead and other Dartmoor towns.

 

Nearest Airports

The closest main airport is Exeter which is mainly scheduled flights with Flybe and charter flights to tourist resorts in Europe.  Bristol Airport is about 1.5 hours drive and has scheduled flights with the budget airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe as well as being served by bigger airlines like KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines and Continental Airways, meaning that it is an alternative city for arriving in UK from Europe, USA and further afield.

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