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Getting to Exmoor National Park

Exmoor's nearest main-line train stations are around an hour's bus ride away at Taunton and Tiverton.

National Express (www.nationalexpress.com) runs coaches to Taunton, Tiverton, Minehead and Barnstaple, on the park's fringes.

Flights to Exmoor National Park

The best price found from United States to Exmoor National Park is on July 23rd, 2019, travelling with Norwegian. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Boston Logan International
from $249.00

Getting around Exmoor National Park

Exmoor isn't that easy to get around without your own vehicle. But with some planning and patience it is possible to travel between many of the moor's main towns and villages by bus.


The website of the Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA; www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk) lists some of the moor's key bus services (under Enjoying/Travel). Be aware: some are seasonal, and the more remote services are particularly prone to change.

Bus Routes

Bus 28 Shuttles from Taunton to the resort of Minehead (£10, 1¼ hours, at least hourly).

Bus 300 A vintage bus which runs between Minehead and Lynmouth (£10, 55 minutes), via Porlock (£6, 15 minutes). The service is limited to two buses daily between Monday and Friday, from mid-July to early September only.

Bus 309/310 Runs from Barnstaple via Parracombe to Lynton or Lynmouth (£3.60, one hour, hourly Monday to Saturday).

Bus 198 Runs between Minehead and Dulverton (£4, one hour, two to three daily Monday to Saturday), via Dunster (£2) and Wheddon Cross (£2.70).

Health and safety


  • Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended.
  • Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, skiing and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
  • Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
  • If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.
  • Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance – ask your credit card company what it is prepared to cover.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.
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