Aeroplane - The main international airports that we recommend are: Heathrow, Gatwick, Bristol or Exeter, as the connections and flight options are better. The low cost airlines are: EasyJet / Ryanair / jet2.com / BMI / Flybe (EasyJet and Ryanair fly to Bristol, and Flybe fly to Exeter.)
Train - All the Eurostar trains arrive at London St Pancras International. Connecting trains to Totnes depart from London Paddington. Coach - Eurolines offer transport by coach from most European cities. Coaches usually arrive at London Victoria.
Boat/Ferry - It is possible to take a ferry from Spain and France to the UK. The nearest port to us is Plymouth and you can depart from Santander or Roscoff with P&O Ferries or Brittany-Ferries.
Devon is 3 hours away from London by train and 5½ hours by coach. We recommend that you book your travel tickets in advance, wherever possible, to help reduce costs.
In the UK, most transport tickets are cheaper if bought in advance. We request that all students arrive at their accommodation between 16.00 - 21.00 on the day of arrival. We will arrange for the accommodation provider or a representative to collect you on arrival.
Train from London to Totnes - £60.00 (single ticket) approximately. The quickest way to travel to the area is by train. There is a direct service from London Paddington to Totnes which takes about 3½ hours. There are also trains available from other destinations in the UK, but this could involve changes. Train tickets are considerably cheaper if purchased three weeks or more before departure. For timetables and to book tickets please go to:
Coach - £30.00 (single) approximately. The best way to travel to Devon is by National Express coach. This is the cheapest and easiest way to travel. There is a direct link from London Heathrow airport.
Taxi - £200.00-£300.00 (single) approximately. Travelling by taxi to the south west is the most expensive form of transport. Please contact the school if you would like a price.
Car - It is possible to use the ferries and bring your car with you. Please ask the school for road directions from your port of arrival.
Totnes European School is happy to assist you with any transport questions. Please e-mail the administration office.