Colyford Buses




The centre of the village of Colyford is served by two bus routes.

The 885 which runs approximately once an hour from Beer, then on to Seaton, Colyford, Colyton, Whitford, Musbury and finally on to Axminster, and then returns to provide an hourly service in the opposite direction and the number 20 which runs four times a day from Seaton through Colyford, on to Honiton and then beyond to Taunton. 

(There is also a service 899 but this is basically a school service early morning and at around 4 pm and has not been included here, at other times it runs Seaton to Sidmouth (see below))

There are NO buses through Colyford on a Sunday and the 885 does not run on Sundays AND Bank Holidays (which includes Good Friday).




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The timetable for this bus route is such that it should arrive at Axminster station to drop passengers off there in time to get the trains both up towards London and in the opposite direction towards Exeter. These trains both depart just after the hour mark and the bus arrives about 10 minutes to the hour. The bus then returns to the station about 15 minutes past the hour to make the return trip to Seaton and so picks up those that have alighted from the trains.

Most services  start at Beer (but not all, and not all from the same stop in Beer).

There are a few anomalies and it should be stressed there are no buses on Sundays or Bank Holidays (inc. Good Friday) so best check the timetable.

You can download a pdf of the timetable for this route from the link below


20

This bus starts out in Seaton and leaves the village of Colyford just after 9 pm each day and then again just after noon, 3 pm and 5 pm. It takes a little over half an hour to reach Honiton (Via Colyton) but the full journey to Taunton via Dunkerswell takes around 2 hours. The 5pm bus does not go all the way to Taunton. 

You can download a pdf of the timetable for this route from the link below







Other bus timetables that may interest you (Links will download as a PDF)

From Seaton there is a service 9A between Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Exeter.

There is also a service that runs once a day (service 52) from Seaton via Beer and on to Exeter via Exeter Hospital. It is handy if you only want to spend a couple of hours in Exeter or at the hospital as it is quicker than the 9A as it does not go via Sidmouth. 

There is also an 899 bus service that goes from Seaton to Sidmouth via Branscombe. This is a most "entertaining" journey as the roads through Branscombe are VERY narrow. The 899 to Sidmouth is timed to make a connection at Seaton with the 885 going TO Sidmouth with a short wait, the return has a longer wait to allow for possible hold-ups on the narrow lanes around Branscombe. Change at Seaton Marine Plance (by the roundabout near the seafront).

A FEW NOTES:

It should be noted that the 9A also leaves from Colyford on Harepath Road. From the centre of Colyford the walk to this location is initially uphill and around 1,100 yards along the A3052. A fair proportioon of the A3052 at this point is narrow and has no pavement. Although the travel web sites say this is Colyford really it is the very outskirts of Seaton. 

FARES

It is always cheaper to buy a return ticket. If going from Colyford to Sidmouth a "Day Rider" ticket may be cheaper for the 885 and 899 combined (this ticket does not extend to the 52 service).

If you make regular but infrequent ONE WAY trips then for the 899 and 885 services you can buy a carnet of 12 tickets in advance saving around 1/3 of the normal fare. BUT if you are going there and back in the same DAY then a day-return works out cheaper. 

ALL DAY TICKETS (Correct October 2018)

Axe Valley Day Rover
Day ticket that only can be used on either the 885 or 899 services and NOT the 52 service to Exeter
£8.00 adult

Devon Day Rover
Day ticket can be used on all AVMT services and Stagecoach.  It can also be accepted on numerous bus companies throughout Devon
£9.30 adult


Note:

All information on here is offered in good faith and was correct at the time of writing. You are strongly advised to check any times and timetables mentioned and linked to are up to date. It should be noted that any tickets bought for the 899, 885 and 52 are NOT valid on the 9A and 20 and vise versa.