Group Visits

The SDR is a great destination for coach parties, schools, Scouts and Guides, clubs, and group outings. Just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh and situated on the foothills of Dartmoor, access is easy for even the biggest of coaches, with dedicated free coach parking at our station.

Discounts of up to 15% are available for pre-booked groups of 20 or more, and we will reserve your seats on the train for you.

We also offer group-rate joint tickets with the Dartmoor Otters & Buckfastleigh Butterflies at Buckfastleigh – contact us for availability and pricing of joint tickets.

The South Devon Railway can make for a whole day tour for those who want to appreciate all of the rich railway history on offer, or a perfect additional visit before or after any of the other local attractions nearby. Many operators combine a visit to the South Devon Railway with a trip to nearby Dartmoor or Buckfast Abbey.

Single and return tickets are available, however please be aware that there is an approximate 450 metre walk from our station at Totnes Riverside to the coach pick up point at Totnes mainline railway station. Return tickets are by far the most popular option for the numerous tour operators who book with us.

Our trains run daily from late March until late October each year, with festive services in December too.

Additional Options

Why not make it a full day out and add on admission to the neighbouring attractions of Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies or the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm? Whether you want to be entertained by playful otters from around the world, amazed by spectacular tropical butterflies or get up close to traditional rare breeds, a joint ticket provides endless entertainment for your whole group.

We offer discounted entry when booked alongside a train journey and there are suggested itineraries available to make the most efficient use of your time with us.

Please contact us for availability and prices.


Combine your train journey with a refreshment stop and enjoy a traditional Devon Cream Tea served at your seat whilst you take in the beautiful countryside. A large scone is served with a pot of strawberry jam and clotted cream on a recyclable tray and there is the choice of tea, coffee or bottled water.

Please contact us for availability and prices. 

We regret that we are unable to cater for special dietary requirements at this time.

Chunk Pasty


Enjoy a freshly baked Devon Pasty delivered to your seat whilst travelling on our train. Choose from traditional steak, cheese & onion or vegan roasted veg.

Please contact us for availability and prices. 

We regret that we are unable to cater for special dietary requirements at this time.

2024 Group Train Travel Fares

Ticket TypeSingleReturn
Adult (16-64)£12.11£16.15
Senior (65+)£11.48£15.30
Child (3-15)£8.29£11.05
Under 3FreeFree

The ticket prices listed here are the current special discounted rates for groups of 20 or more travelling together for the train only. This offers a discount of 15% on our standard fares.

Train fares are not subject to VAT.

Group Travel Organiser familiarisation visits

Complimentary familiarisation tickets for GTOs

If you haven’t visited the South Devon Railway before and would like to see for yourself what we have to offer, then why not take advantage of our complimentary familiarisation ticket offer for a planning visit?

This is valid for one or two adults and will provide you with return tickets on the South Devon Railway and a free cup of tea or coffee in the from our on-train buffet (subject to availability).

We are open every day from late March until the end of October. So, if you are a Group Travel Organiser or a Coach Operator, give us a call or email us and we’ll help you plan your visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact us and one of our sales team will be happy to help!


2023 Group Travel Brochure

Our 2023 group travel brochure is available to view or download below. Our 2024 brochure will be available soon.

Contact us and speak with one of our knowledgeable members of staff who will be delighted to help you plan and book your group visit to us.