Transportation

Ferry in Dartmouth & the Dart Estuary

Greenway Ferry

Taking this pretty ferry from Dartmouth is by far the most atmospheric way to arrive at Agatha Christie's former home. It's worth booking online in advance, as summer ferries get busy.
Ferry in Plymouth

Mount Batten Ferry

A little yellow ferry shuttling from the Barbican across to the Mount Batten peninsula (10 minutes, half-hourly).
Ferry in Plymouth

Brittany Ferries

Sails between Plymouth and Roscoff in France (six to eight hours; two daily to three per week) and Santander in Spain (20 hours, one per week). Prices vary dramatically; for cheap fares, book early and travel off-pe…
Boat in Brixham

Western Lady

For 70 years, this coastal boat service has been ferrying people between the quays of Brixham and Torquay. It's still in business, although now owned by the Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company. There's a…
Airport in Exeter

Exeter Airport

Exeter's small airport is 6 miles east of the city, with regular flights to major UK cities as well as connections to the Islands of Scilly and the Channel Islands. There are also daily flights to main European hubs…
Ferry in Dartmouth & the Dart Estuary

Dartmouth–Kingswear Lower Ferry

This 'tug-and-float' ferry service shuttles across the River Dart to Kingswear. There's been a ferry running here since the 1300s. Note that the streets leading up to it are very narrow – caravans and motorhomes ste…
Ferry in Dittisham

Dittisham–Greenway Ferry

A fine way to cross the River Dart, this small passenger ferry makes the short hop from Dittisham to Greenway. It runs on demand; ring the bells hanging beside the quay outside the Ferry Boat Inn and on Greenway Qua…
Ferry in Lundy Island

MS Oldenburg

Sails to Lundy Island from either Bideford or Ilfracombe, once a day between late March and late October. The journey time is less than two hours for both crossings. There are three to four sailings per week.
Ferry in Plymouth

Royal William Yard Ferry

A 20-minute ferry trip that runs hourly from the Barbican to the Royal William Yard in summer. It also runs some weekends in spring and autumn.
Ferry in Dartmouth & the Dart Estuary

Dartmouth–Kingswear Higher Ferry

This modern Kingswear ferry runs every six minutes and allows vehicles to travel on the A379, avoiding the need to navigate Dartmouth's narrow streets (hence its alias the 'Floating Bridge').