Fore Street Exeter

Wherever you are travelling from, Exeter’s The West Quarter is easy to get to. By road, train, bus or air there are plenty of ways to get to this independent neighbourhood in the city.

The West Quarter covers the following streets in Exeter city centre:
– Bartholomew Street East & West
– Fore Street
– King Street
– Mary Arches Street
– New Bridge Street
– Preston Street
– Smythen Street
– West Street


By Road

Located just off the M5 from the North, the A30/A303 from the East and the A38 from the West, there is an easy route into Exeter from any direction. With over 4,700 paid parking spaces spread out over numerous car parking sites within the city centre, parking is made easy. See the map below for locations of Exeter City Council car parks.


By Train

Exeter has two main train stations located within easy distance to the The West Quarter. Exeter St David’s is the main hub, providing links to most major cities across the UK. Exeter Central is the closest station to the The West Quarter and connects all of Exeter’s surrounding areas to the city centre. Great Western Railway, South West Trains, Cross Country and Virgin all provide frequent services to and from Exeter.


By Bus

Stagecoach South West offer frequent services throughout Exeter and its surrounding areas. There are bus stops on Fore Street, King Street and New Bridge Street in The West Quarter. Three major Park and Ride services are also available at Honiton Road, Sowton and Matford. All are clearly signposted and operate 6 days a week. Honiton Road also operates on Sundays. Honiton Road and Sowton car parks are open from 0600 to 2400, Matford until 1930.

Enabling works needed to redevelop Exeter Bus Station means some services have relocated from the station. This arrangement will stay in place throughout the period of construction to create a new Exeter Bus Station, which is expected to open in the winter of 2020.

To find out more about which services are affected, click here.


By Air

Exeter International Airport is just a few miles out of Exeter and is easily reached by car and bus via the A30 heading West. With flights daily to Edinburgh and other major national airports, as well as flights internationally there are plenty of direct links to other parts of the UK and abroad.


Car Parks

Below is a map of car parks within Exeter city centre. The four closest car parks to The West Quarter are Bartholomew Terrace Car Park, Cathedral & Quay Car Park, Mary Arches Street Car Park and Smythen Street Car Park. Select a marker to find out more about that car park.

Three of Exeter City Council’s city centre pay-on-foot car parks now offer FREE parking after 6pm on Thursdays.

The three car parks are:


John Lewis

Mary Arches Street

PLEASE NOTE: Access to two city centre car parks has changed to facilitate highways works necessary for the redevelopment of Exeter Bus Station.

Vehicles are no longer able to access the main Princesshay car park and the Princesshay 3 Broadwalk House car park from Paris Street.

Instead, access is from Southernhay, via Magdalen Street and Southernhay West, or Western Way and Barnfield Road.

Vehicles continue to be able to exit via Paris Street.

Access to Princesshay 2 Dix’s Field car park is unaffected.

The contractor has pledged wherever possible to maintain access to properties and businesses at all times and to keep inconvenience to a minimum, although some interruption may be unavoidable.

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