Plan your journey to the Christmas celebration event & light switch on

Thinking about how to get into Exeter for this year’s Christmas light switch on event?

We’ve put together a list of the best ways to access the city centre on Sunday 18 November

Stagecoach Bus and Park & Ride services:

Bus direction: South from Sidwell Street towards the High Street
Diversion: Sidwell Street > Cheeke Street > Bus Station > Paris Street > New North Road >Queen Street > High Street and continue as normal.
Bus direction:
North from Fore Street/North Street towards Sidwell Street
Diversion: South Street > Western Way > Paris Street.

During this time passengers will be directed to the stops as listed below:

Bus Services


Park and Ride:

⭑ Honiton Road
⭑ Matford
⭑ Sowton

Full service from 09:00 running every 15mins with the last service from the city centre at 19:00

 For more information visit


The closest station to the event is Exeter Central, taking travellers within five-minute walk of the High Street.  Exeter St David’s (the city’s main hub) is a twenty-minute walk from the High Street.  St David’s is served by bus routes H (and 56).  There is also a taxi rank at the Station,

For train times and ticket prizes visit


For more information on cycling into the city and an interactive cycle map click here

It will be dark by 4.30pm, so if you do intend to cycle into the city please ensure you have appropriate lighting.

Co-bikes electric bikes are a fun, easy way to explore Exeter. In the city centre, pick one up from St David’s, Central or by the Tourist Information Centre. Hire is just £1 per half hour – just download the app, sign up and off you go!


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