Local Transport

Bus Services

Stagecoach operates the service between Plymouth, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth – route no 3

There are 2 bus stops in the village – one at the top end of Fore Street at the bottom of Church Lane and one half way down Fore Street at the bottom of Rock Hill.

Timetable booklets (free) are available from the village shop.

Bus timetables are also posted up by the two bus stops, and in the parish notice board in Timbers car park.

There is also a route planner and timetable, and online ticket service for Stagecoach UK Bus found by following this link;   https://www.stagecoachbus.com/Default.aspx

In order to prevent traffic congestion in the village the bus company operates a ONE WAY SYSTEM through the village, and ALL buses ENTER the village from the top of the bypass (A379) and EXIT at the roundabout by the pub. So TAKE CARE! – the time tabling for each bus journey means that buses from either direction can be in the village at a similar time;  when catching your bus make sure that it is going to the right destination!

When using this time table visitors also need to be aware that there is no service on a Sunday during the winter, but there is a limited Sunday bus service for summer months.

For further information:  https://www.stagecoachbus.com

and for a downloadable timetable;  https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

Train Services

First Great Western and Cross Country run the services operating in the West Country.

The nearest stations for Aveton Gifford are at Plymouth and Totnes. They are both managed by First Great Western.

National Railway Enquiries – Plymouth (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/ply.aspx)

or Plymouth First Great Western (http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Your-journey/At-the-station/Plymouth) will give information about facilities, train timetables and booking tickets.

Totnes station does not have as many facilities, and not all north and southbound trains stop there. To check for available services

National Rail Enquiries – Totnes (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/TOT.aspx

Or Totnes First Great Western  (http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Your-journey/At-the-station/Totnes ) will both give full information.

If you need to meet or catch a train you can check up on arrival and departure times on the day before leaving home – both of these First Great Western sites give live information.