Parking:  The best choice for parking is the Park & Ride service at the top of town, only 1.5 miles away. Parking in the immediate vicinity is very restricted. Once in the town, it is mostly a level, short walk between venues.

Blue Badge Holders: Pay in Mayor’s Avenue Car Park but have one extra hour free. All day roadside parking is allowed if the space is surrounded by broken white lines, or 3 hours on double yellow lines as long as this is not causing an obstruction, (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions). Ensure clock is displayed.

Travel:  To help plan your trip to the Dartmouth by car or public transport visit  contact Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01803 834224, 

By car:  From the North: M6 or M1 towards Birmingham (follow the signs for the South West) and then take the M5 southbound. From the Midlands: M5 down to Exeter, and then join the A38 towards Plymouth, leave the A38 at the Dartmouth Junction and follow the signs to Dartmouth via Totnes.

From London: M4 from Bristol and then join the M5 southbound. Exit at  A38 Plymouth (continue as above.)

Another option is via Torquay at the end of the M5. Exit on A380 dual carriageway and take signs for Torquay.  Continue until signposted Brixham then Dartmouth. This route will take you to the River Dart ferry options.

Petrol stations: Townstal Rd Garage, Dartmouth TQ6 9LW and Sainsbury’s  Nelson Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9AH

By bus: From Totnes – Hourly service to Dartmouth Pontoon via Stagecoach Bus  Tel: 01392 427711

From Kingsbridge/Plymouth: Hourly service to Dartmouth Pontoon. Info First Devon & Cornwall.

From Torbay to Kingswear Banjo (other side of the river) – various Stagecoach Bus Services. Tel 01392 427711

The ground is level for these bus stops and buses are low level to get on and off.

By coach:  Regular National Express services into Totnes, 12 miles from Dartmouth.

By train: Nearest railway station Totnes. Taxis are available at the station. The Stagecoach Gold bus also stops at the station forecourt – check website above for times.

By air:  Nearest airport Exeter International Airport, with shuttle bus to Exeter city centre then train or bus to Totnes, then bus or taxi to Dartmouth.

Steam Train: Limited Steam Train service from Paignton to Kingswear, then passenger ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth between April – October. See for timetable.

All this information is liable to change, please check out individual websites.