Getting to The South West
Travelling to the South West is easier than you might think and there are now more ways than ever to begin your holiday.
The M5 will take you straight into the South West. It is by far the most convenient way to get here and will allow you to have transport when you are here.
For North Devon exit the M5 at Junction 27 and take the A361 (North Devon Link Road) towards Barnstaple and Bideford. If you are travelling to Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Lynton or Combe Martin, turn off at the A399 at South Molton. For Bideford and beyond, take the A39 towards Bude.
Local services are limited in the South West, however, the Tarka Line from Exeter will take you as far as Barnstaple. Locals use the main line station at Tiverton Parkway – which is just two and a half hours from Paddington – but this relies on having local transport when you arrive.
Thankfully our airports are still small enough to offer fast boarding and hassle-free flying. Exeter is our main regional airport with regular scheduled flights all over the UK.
If you arrive by train or plane you can hire a car at Exeter Airport and the major railway stations.
Travelling by coach can still be a viable and cost effective way to travel to our region. There are plenty of stops at Westward Ho!, Bideford, Barnstaple and many more.