Wednesday, 23 July 2014

X38: Exeter - Plymouth


The X38 connects Devon's two cities with each other and with Dartmoor. It runs every 2 hours Monday to Saturday daytimes with three journeys each way on Sundays and is operated by Stagecoach.

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Places served:




The X38 starts from stand 12 at Exeter Bus Station:


Here are some links of things to see in Exeter:




The X38 serves the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, with buses to Plymouth using this stop on Barrack Road:







Buses to Plymouth use stop A on the left and buses to Exeter use stop B on the right at the Bull Ring on West Street:


Here are some things to see and do in Ashburton:




Buses to Plymouth use stop A on the left, buses to Exeter use stop B on the right, adjacent to the Jet garage:


There are lots of things to do in Buckfastleigh:




Buses to Plymouth stop on the left, buses to Exeter stop on the right on Exeter Road:


If you're feeling thirsty, then stop for a drink in the Royal Oak.




Buses towards Plymouth use stop B on the right and buses towards Exeter use stop A on the left on Leonards Road:


Here are some links of things to and do in Ivybridge:







The X38 starts from stop A11 on Royal Parade:

... and also serves stop B3 on the Viaduct:


Here are a few links of things to see and do in Plymouth:


Timetables

You can see the full timetable on Stagecoach's website or on Traveline.

Here are your links for live scheduled departure times from major stops towards Plymouth:



...and back towards Exeter:




Fares


The cheapest day ticket that is valid throughout route X38 is the Stagecoach Explorer at £7.50. It is valid on all Stagecoach and Western Greyhound buses throughout Devon and Cornwall.


For shorter journeys within Exeter, the Exeter Dayrider at £3.60 is valid. It can be used on the X38 between Exeter Bus Station and Shillingford St George, Peamore Lodge and on all Stagecoach buses in Exeter.


If you're only travelling between Plymouth Bus Station and Ivybridge, Rue St Pierre, then you can use the Plymouth Skipper ticket at £4, which is valid on all buses in and around Plymouth, regardless of operator.


If arriving by train, you can use an Exeter Plusbus ticket on the X38 on the same section of route as the Exeter Dayrider.

Plymouth Plusbus is not valid on the X38.


Connections

See an interactive map of all bus routes in Devon here. Click here for a map of all bus routes in Exeter, here for Ivybridge and here for Plymouth. See Stagecoach's network maps showing their routes only here.

Change in Exeter for:



Change in Ashburton for:
Stagecoach 88 to Newton Abbot

Change in Buckfastleigh for:
Stagecoach 88 to Totnes

Change in South Brent for:
Stagecoach Gold to Totnes, Torquay and Dartmouth

Change in Plymouth for:



The X38 passes close to the following railway stations:




Alternatives

You could catch the train between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. An adult off-peak day return (travel after 0844 weekdays, anytime at weekends) costs £8.90.

Here are your bus alternatives:



All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.

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