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Travelling by rail

Getting to campus 

Rail to Streatham:

Exeter’s two mainline railway stations are within walking distance of Streatham campus:

  • Exeter St David's (15 minutes)
  • Exeter Central (20 minutes)
  • Exeter St James is also within a 15-minute walk of both campuses.  

The walking route is signposted from St David's and the campus map shows the walking route. 

Rail to St Luke’s:

Railway stations within walking distance of St Luke’s are:

  • Exeter Central station (20 minutes)  
  • St James (15 minutes)  

Use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route. 
Use the service indicator to check your journey before travelling. 

University minibus services  

Staff and students who travel between the Exeter campuses and St David's Railway Station are able to use the free minibus service during peak hours. Services run throughout the year, except for bank holidays and closure days.  

Useful links

  • Interest Free Loans for staff travelling by rail - for employees who travel to and from the campuses by train regularly, the University can provide an interest-free loan for the purchase of an annual rail season ticket. For conditions and application complete the PD16 form.
  • Rail Cards you may be interested in: 
    • 16-25 Railcard is available for people aged between 16 and 25.  You can also apply if you’re a mature student in full-time education (subject to eligibility).  Save a 1/3 off most train fares throughout Great Britain.
    • Network Railcard (London and South East) - save 1/3 on rail fares for journeys in the Railcard Area
    • Devon and Cornwall Railcard - save 1/3 on off-peak rail fares in Devon and Cornwall 
  • PlusBus - Buy an Exeter PlusBus ticket together with your train ticket, and you can use Exeter's buses for no more than £2.80 per day.