Park and ride

Park and ride services to Exeter City Centre are operated by Stagecoach South West. For information on the latest timetables please see the links below. For fare information please contact Stagecoach.


On Monday to Saturday evenings, it is possible to return to Honiton Road and Sowton Park and Ride sites on ordinary bus services after the park and ride service has finished. At Honiton Road this is on service 4 leaving the Bus Station up to 11.10 pm and at Sowton on service 9 up to 11.35 pm.

The sites are open to allow these journeys to be used, so are locked at around midnight. Overnight parking is not permitted.

On Sundays and public holidays, Matford and Sowton Park and Ride sites are closed and will be locked. Honiton Road is open and RED park and ride services will operate. The site is locked after the arrival of the service 4 journey, departing from the city centre at 6.10 pm.

  • RED – Honiton Road to Exeter city centre EX2 7NL
  • GREEN – Sowton to Exeter city centre EX2 5GL
  • GREEN – Matford to Exeter city centre EX2 8FD

This map shows the locations served by the Stagecoach services (click to enlarge):

Please note that there are height restriction barriers of 2.1 metres in place at Honiton Road, Digby and Sowton park and ride sites.

National Bus Pass

The National Bus Pass is valid on park and ride services from 9.30am Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends. Please note the National Bus Pass is not valid on the hospital or the County Hall park and ride services.

Hospital park and ride

The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital runs a park and ride service to their Wonford site from Sowton. This is called the SPR3 – Sowton to RD&E Hospital – location postcode: EX2 5GL.

County Hall park and ride

The PR6 Park and Ride service runs from Sowton to County Hall. At Sowton the bus picks up and drops off passengers from the layby in Sidmouth Road, with further stops on the inbound service at Digby & Sowton Station and Countess Wear. At County Hall there are two bus stops – by Matford Offices and by the side of Lucombe House. Location postcode: EX2 5GL.

Exeter park and cycle

There are park and cycle spaces at all Exeter park and ride sites. Park and cycle works in the same way as park and ride, but with bicycles. It’s free, but you do need to apply for a permit.

Sowton park and ride and Honiton Road park and ride are owned by Devon County Council and operated by Stagecoach South West. Matford park and ride is managed by Stagecoach South West.

Honiton Road and Sowton park and ride carparks are locked between midnight and 6.00 am on park and ride operating days. Matford and Digby are locked after the arrival of the last bus. On other days they remain locked. Overnight parking is not permitted on park and ride sites.

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