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Stagecoach announces Christmas services and festive competitions

22 Nov 2017

  • Buses running through holidays excluding Christmas / New Year’s Day*
  • Extra buses for late night shopping on Exeter Red Park & Ride
  • New Sunday service on Plymouth Park & Ride (George/Milehouse)
  • Boxing Day service on selected routes across Devon plus trial of New Year’s Day service in Plymouth
  • SW Falcon running on Boxing Day and through the night on New Year’s Eve
  • Early finishes on local bus routes on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
  • Customers can also win tickets to pantomimes and shopping vouchers
  • Download free Stagecoach Bus app to journey plan across the holidays
  • Visit or pick up a leaflet for further details

Stagecoach South West has confirmed details of its Christmas bus services, with services operating throughout the holiday period excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day*.

Stagecoach has added extra journeys to its Red (Honiton Road) Park and Ride service on late night Thursdays. There will be additional buses from the city centre every half hour between 8.10pm and 10.10pm.  

In Plymouth, Stagecoach is running a Sunday Park & Ride service from George Junction and Milehouse between 26 November and 24 December. First buses in will be shortly after 9am with the last service leaving the city centre at 5.30pm.

There will be special Boxing Day timetables on selected local bus routes across the county. These are:

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Exeter: Alphington – City Centre – Thornpark Rise


Exeter: Lancelot Road – Savoy Hill – City Centre – Exwick


Exeter: Pinhoe – Summerway – City Centre – Exwick


Tavistock – Yelverton – Plymouth


Plymouth: Saltash – St Budeaux – City Centre – Plymstock – Mount Batten


Crediton – Newton St Cyres – Exeter


Sidmouth – Newton Poppleford – Exeter


Newton Abbot – Kingskerswell – Torquay – Paignton – Brixham


Barnstaple – Bideford


Exmouth – Lympstone – Topsham – Exeter

In Plymouth, Stagecoach will also be trialling a New Year’s Day service on routes 1 and 2.

For anyone planning to celebrate the New Year in Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton and Bristol the South West Falcon will be running through the night on New Year’s Eve and throughout New Year’s Day.

Customers are also reminded that local buses across the network will finish early on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with the majority of services ending around 8.30pm on both days.

In celebration of the season, Stagecoach has teamed up with theatres across the region to offer customers the chance to win tickets to some of the best seasonal shows around:

Stagecoach is also giving customers the opportunity to win up to £50 worth of shopping vouchers. To enter, simply download the Stagecoach Bus app and email [email protected] anytime from now until 31 December. For full details, visit The app is the ideal way to help plan journeys right across the holiday season, including special Boxing Day timetables.

Customers can also find out seasonal information by visiting the Stagecoach website or by picking up a Christmas and New Year bus services leaflet, available shortly.

*Except in Plymouth where trial of New Year’s Day service to run on routes 1 and 2