How to get to Barnstaple
Parking/Park & Ride
Barnstaple has car park amenities within easy walking distance of the town centre. There is also a Park & Ride based at Park School, Newport, Barnstaple, with buses running at frequent intervals into the town centre.
The Tarka Trail begins at Barnstaple station and offers access to 21 miles of level, scenic traffic free cycling and walking. From Barnstaple the trail follows the River Taw, where the estuary is rich with wild birds. Cycle hire is available from the Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at Barnstaple station.
Barnstaple has a regular bus service servicing the town, and in addition is easily accessible by train via the scenic Tarka Line from Exeter. Trains run seven days a week all year round, with an hourly service on weekdays and Saturdays.
Go North Devon Ltd (GND) helps with transport or mobility problems in North Devon, providing transport and mobility services to people who are unable to use public transport, either due to age or disability. Particular services available are: Ring and Ride, Shopmobility, Cancer Care Car Service, Transport To Health , and Leisuremobility. The centre is in Albert Lane, adjacent to the Bus Station in Queens Street, Barnstaple. Opening times are Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4.00 pm.