How To Get Here

Transport, bus routes and parking


By Car

Lynton & Lynmouth is located on the North Devon coast, on the A39, between the towns of Minehead and Barnstaple.

From the M5 via J23 & A39 – Journey time: 1 hour 20 mins
From Bridgwater, take the A39 and follow the coastal route to Lynmouth.

From the M5 via J27 & A361 North Devon Link Road – Journey time: 1 hour 5 mins
From Tiverton, follow the A361 to the junction with the A399 at South Molton. Take the A399 to Blackmoor Gate and turn right onto the A39. Continue to Barbrook and take the left hand turn opposite the petrol station.


Free Short-Stay Roadside Parking

Free roadside parking is limited to 2 hours in designated parking bays between 10.00am – 6.00pm from Good Friday until 31st October – outside of these times and dates there are no restrictions.

Blue Badge holders can use free roadside parking all day throughout the year.

Car Parks & Prices

Most Pay & Display car parks in Lynton & Lynmouth are operated by Lynton & Lynmouth Town Council.

Four-Day and Weekly parking permits are available to buy from Lynton Post Office or the Lynmouth National Park Centre

Bus Routes

Lynton & Lynmouth – Barnstaple 309/310 service

There is a regular bus service to and from Barnstaple.

Journey time: 55 mins – View timetable
Monday – Saturday (Except Public Holidays)

Exmoor Coaster

Adventures by Bus – a spectacular open-top (occasionally a closed-top) bus journey along the A39 Coast Road, connecting Watchet, Minehead, Porlock, Countisbury and Lynmouth.  

Journey time: 60 mins (approximately, Lynmouth to Minehead) – View Timetable and Leaflet

Everyday throughout the Summer.

National Express

339 Barnstaple / Taunton – Bristol, Birmingham, Leicester & Grimsby
502 Barnstaple / Taunton – Bristol & London


Local Taxi Services

There are a number of local taxi firms operating in Lynton & Lynmouth and the surrounding area which can provide airport and luggage transfers.

Riverside Taxis – Tel: 01598 753 442

Lyn Valley Taxis – Tel: 07907 161 666

Webber’s Taxis – Tel: 01598 763 467


Railway Stations

The nearest rail stations to Lynton & Lynmouth are Barnstaple and TauntonTiverton Parkway quite convenient by road (A361), but cannot be directly reached by public transport.

Taunton and Tiverton Parkway are both served by fast train services from London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond. Trains are operated by Cross Country and First Great Western.

Barnstaple is easily reached by bus, and is served by regular trains from Exeter, with onward connections across the UK.

National Rail Enquiries – Tel: 08457 48 49 50.

West Somerset Railway

Lynton & Lynmouth is also only 20 miles from the Minehead terminus of the West Somerset Railway, which can be reached from Lynmouth by the 300 bus service – summer only.