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There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Tavistock by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 1 bus  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Plymouth, North Road East to Tavistock, Bus Station 1

£23 - £125

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Line 6 bus, line 118 bus  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road to Okehampton, West Street 6 / ...
  2. Take the line 118 bus from Okehampton, West Street to Tavistock, Bedford Hotel 118

Bus, line 118 bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Okehampton, Market Street 5A / ...
  2. Take the line 118 bus from Okehampton, West Street to Tavistock, Bedford Hotel 118

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Tavistock 39.6 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Tavistock 39.6 miles

£6 - £9

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Tavistock is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Tavistock is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Tavistock. However, there are services departing from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road and arriving at Tavistock, Bedford Hotel via Okehampton, West Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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The distance between Exeter and Tavistock is 30 miles. The road distance is 39.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Tavistock without a car is to train and line 1 bus which takes 2h 38m and costs £23 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Exeter to Tavistock, including transfers.

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Exeter to Tavistock bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road station.

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Exeter to Tavistock bus services, operated by Dartline Coaches, arrive at Tavistock, Bedford Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Tavistock is 40 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Exeter to Tavistock.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Tavistock. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Tavistock.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Tavistock, England?

You can take a bus from Exeter to Tavistock via Okehampton, West Street in around 2h 41m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth, North Road East to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Okehampton, Market Street
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach South West
Dartline Coaches
Phone
01392 872900
Email
info@dartline-coaches.co.uk
Website
dartline-coaches.co.uk
Bus from Okehampton, West Street to Tavistock, Bedford Hotel
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Dartline Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Tavistock
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
ZCars
Phone
+44 1392 422 888
White Swan Taxis
Phone
+44 1392 278 784
Website
whiteswantaxis.co.uk
Exe Cars
Phone
+44 1392 555 555
Website
exetercars.com
Apple Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666 666
Website
appletaxisexeter.co.uk

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