Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount
Getting toRHS Garden Rosemoorcar-free
1 At a glance
- Train to Exeter
- Bus to Rosemoor
- £3.50 off entry!
Trains to Exeter St Davids run direct from Plymouth, Taunton, Bristol, London and other cities National Rail
The 5B bus leaves from in front of the station (stop A), every two hours Monday to Saturday (no buses Sunday). It’s a scenic 90 minute journey to Rosemoor, where the bus stops right at the entrance.
Alternatively, you can take the train to Umberleigh or Barnstaple on the Tarka Line. Umberleigh is a request stop, from where you will need a pre-booked taxi (see below). Barnstaple has a taxi rank and the 5B bus to Rosemoor (see link above for times).
3 Plan your car-free journey
There are taxi ranks at Exeter St David’s and Barnstaple stations, or you can book in advance with R&D Travel 01805 622707 or Castle Garden Cars 07428 106812 – Umberleigh station £20, Barnstaple station £30, Exeter £75/£80.
For an energetic and scenic day out, you could take the train to Barnstaple, hire bikes from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at the station and cycle to Rosemoor (16.5 miles each way, but nice and flat).