Getting to Totnes
Totnes is a communication hub for the local area and has excellent road and rail links. This makes Totnes an ideal choice as a holiday destination or as a base for work. Transport Direct www.transportdirect.info and their partner organisation Traveline www.traveline.org.uk offer information on transport and travel, door to door. Devon County Council also support a journey planner site www.journeydevon.info. Totnes can be busy at weekends and at festival times so if you are travelling to visit the town, especially by public transport, you should consider booking your accommodation in advance.
Arriving By Train
Totnes is on the main railway line. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for times. The railway station is about a 10 minute walk from the town centre, depending on the route taken. There are bus links during the day to other destinations in South Devon but do check these before travelling, especially on a Sunday or in the evening when services are severely restricted. www.traveline.org.uk
Arriving By National Express Coach
There are several direct services a day from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport and links from other destinations via Exeter. There is no coach station but the coach stops to and from Totnes are on Coronation Road right in the town centre. www.nationalexpress.com
The local car parks, a mix of short and long stay, are managed by South Hams District Council, who offer a variety of residents and visitors permits. One of the most popular is the weekly visitors permit, which allows unrestricted parking in a selection of car parks around the district. From January 1st 2011, these will cost £32. They are available from Totnes Information Centre or from South Hams District Council. See www.southhams.gov.uk for car park locations and tariffs.
Totnes town centre has time restricted parking meters on the main street. There is also a residential parking scheme in place on many of the roads immediately around the town centre.
For information about on and off street parking and if you have a blue badge, please contact South Hams District Council. T: 01803 861234 E: email@example.com www.southhams.gov.uk
The main drop off and pick points for visiting coaches are at the two bus stops on Coronation Road. There is also a drop off at The Lamb, near The Narrows, just off the A381, which allows passengers to walk downhill through the town. The coach parking bays are at Steamer Quay Car Park, along Steamer Quay Road.
Motorhomes and boat trailers
The designated car park in Totnes for mobile homes and boat trailers is Longmarsh, at the end of Steamer Quay Road. Owners need to pay for the number of parking bays occupied. It is not legal to sleep in a mobile home overnight in any South Hams car park. Caravan parking in the car parks is not allowed at any time of day.
Totnes on the Move
An organisation with Devon County Council support aiming to make Totnes a people first town:safer for residents and visitors, pedestrians and cyclists. W: www.totnesonthemove.co.uk