Transport and Travel

By Car

Ivybridge is situated 10 miles east of Plymouth, signposted and easily accessible from the A38 Devon Expressway.

By Train

Ivybridge is the only main line Dartmoor rail station. Services to London Paddington and Penzance with connections across the south west including Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter. See National Rail for more information.

The Ivybridge Rail Users Group offer many excellent ideas for days out by train when you use Ivybridge as a base.


The National Cycle Network 2 (NCN2) runs through Ivybridge, linking Plymouth with Totnes via Rattery.

Cycle routes which also pass through, near or are linked include:

NCN 272: Dartmoor Way: Circular route of 95 miles around Dartmoor

NCN 28: Salcombe to Ilfracombe, via Ivybridge

Cycles can be pre-booked on train services, visit the GWR website for more details.

Electric Bikes can be hired from Puffing Billy Cycles.

Bus & Coach Travel

Printed timetables for bus services are available from The Watermark Information Desk in Erme Court.

Plymouth Citybus operates the 20A service between Ivybridge and Plymouth. Visit Plymouth City Bus for more details.

Stagecoach operates its 'Gold' service up to every 30 minutes, 7 days a week between Torquay, Paignton, Totnes and Plymouth. Stagecoach also operates the X38 service between Plymouth and Exeter. It also operates the Falcon service from Plymouth to Bristol and Bristol Airport. Visit Stagecoach South West for more details.

National Express Coach operate two direct coach services a day to and from Ivybridge calling at Heathrow and London Victoria. The coach stops are on Leonards Road in the centre of town . Visit National Express for more details.

For public transport information anywhere in the UK please visit the Traveline website.


Ivybridge town centre has easily accessible car parks at Leonards Road, Glanvilles Mill, Harford Road, Keaton Road and Erme Court, all offering a level, short walk to shops and other facilities.

Free shoppers’ car parking of up to 2 hours is available in the Erme Court car park (convenient for The Watermark, library and shops).


Bridge Cabs 01752 696969

Elite Cabs 01752 892222


Exeter (61.7 kms/38.4 miles 41 mins drive or local buses & trains)

Bristol (157.8 kms/98 miles 1 hr 50 mins drive or Falcon Bus)

London Heathrow (342.5 kms/212.8 miles 3 hrs 22 mins drive or National Express Coach and National Rail)