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Explore more with the X64

28 Jul 2016

  • Explore the beautiful South Devon region with Stagecoach South West’s X64 bus service
  • Convenient and easy bus travel in the school holidays, with lots to do along the way
  • Stops at Exeter, Newton Abbot, Totnes and Dartmouth, with connecting services to Stoke Fleming, Start Bay and Kingsbridge 
  • Group ticket enables a family of 5 to travel for just £15.40
  • Enjoy discounts with Woodlands Family Theme Park and the South Devon Railway
  • Enter the #X64explore social media competition and win a family ticket for the South Devon Railway 

Take Stagecoach South West’s X64 service this summer and get discounts at two of South Devon’s most popular attractions.

Woodlands Family Theme park and The South Devon Railway are offering discounts with any valid Stagecoach day ticket. Passengers can enjoy 20% off the standard gate price at Woodlands Family Theme Park* and £1 off a South Devon Steam Railway adult return ticket and £0.50 off for a child’s (3 – 15) ticket** when they present any valid Stagecoach day ticket purchased within the last 30 days.

Families are also being given the chance to win a day on the South Devon Railway by entering a fun social media competition. Children are being encouraged to make the most of their bus journey by taking interesting and fun photos, along the X64 route. In order to win the competition, they should tweet their photo to @stagecoachsw, using the hashtag #explorex64. Photographs could be of a fun activity, an historic location, a great view or a summer event and the winner will be selected by Stagecoach at the end of August.

The X64 service starts in Exeter then goes through Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Totnes, before reaching Dartmouth. In Dartmouth, customers can also connect onto the 3 which will take them to Stoke Fleming, Start Bay and Kingsbridge. With so much to do and see along the route, passengers can hop on and off the bus, as they explore the region, making the X64 a wonderful way to spend a day out during the school holidays.

Bob Dennison, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, comments:

“The X64 allows passengers to sit back, relax and enjoy their journey, without the hassle of driving and parking, during the busy summer holidays. Leaving the car at home allows families to focus on having fun and enjoying a great day out together. With so much to explore along the route, we are delighted to be working with Visit South Devon, to bring passengers the fantastic Woodlands and South Devon Railway discounts.”

Popular South Devon family visitor attractions include Totnes Castle and the River Dart cruise. A trip on the South Devon Railway will take families along the Dart Valley from Totnes to Buckfastleigh where they can visit the railway museum.  Woodlands, the South West’s biggest all weather theme park, is situated directly on the X64 route and has a huge array of family activities on over the summer holidays.

As well as all the great things to see and do, the South Devon region is also home to a fantastic range of family friendly shops, restaurants and cafes.

Sarah Stride, Acting General Manager of Visit South Devon, says: 

“We are delighted that Stagecoach South West, Woodland Family Theme Park and the South Devon Railway are working together to promote and highlight the great days out and attractions that can be accessed by bus in South Devon.

“The X64 runs through the region’s stunning countryside, allowing your whole party to enjoy the amazing views and wonderful scenery on a car free day out.

“The timing for these offers is perfect for visitors to the region and local families looking for exciting days out during the summer holidays.”

Copies of the X64 timetable, which contain lots of ideas for days out, are available from Stagecoach’s Travelshop at Exeter bus station as well as the Tourist Information Centres in Totnes and Dartmouth. To plan a day out by bus, find the best value bus ticket and read the latest service updates visit For travel updates on the go, follow Stagecoach on Twitter @stagecoachsw.

Offer details

T&Cs Stagecoach

Explorer tickets give a day of unlimited travel on all of the South West Buses. An adult Explorer ticket costs just £7.70, a child ticket is £5.10 and a Senior Citizen ticket £6.50. A group Explorer ticket is just £15.40 for up to 5 people travelling together.

You can also get a £1 add-on day ticket for children ages 5-15 who are travelling with a fare paying adult. You can buy a maximum of 3 per fare paying adult. Concessionary pass holders cannot buy them.

Discount valid on presentation of any Stagecoach day ticket bought within last 30 days from date of visit to Woodlands or South Devon Railway. A day ticket is defined as any single, return, Dayrider or Explorer bought on board a Stagecoach bus. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, concessionary passes, StagecoachSmart card season tickets or child add-ons.

*T&Cs Woodlands

One bus ticket is valid for up to 9 people paying the 1-3 person rate Bus ticket must be presented at Woodlands Admission Gate to redeem offer, not valid on senior or guests with disabilities tickets, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher, Stagecoach ticket must have been bought within last 30 days prior to visit. Not for re-sale or exchanged for cash, offer subject to availability, please check park opening times before arrival. Offer valid until 30th October 2016.

** T&Cs South Devon Railway

A discount of £1 off all adult and senior citizen return train fares, £0.50 off all child fares (3 – 15 years old; under 3s are free) and £3 off a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) will be given on presentation at a South Devon Railway booking office of a Stagecoach South West bus ticket. One bus ticket per discounted fare. Not valid for ‘3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day’ tickets nor on dining trains or Footplate Experience trains. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher. Stagecoach ticket must have been bought within last 30 days prior to visit.  Not for re-sale or exchanged for cash; offer subject to availability. Please check train times before arrival. Offer valid until 30th October 2016.