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Christmas and New Year bus services

We're running buses right through the holidays, only taking a day off on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and with limited services running on Boxing Day. Don't forget buses also finish early (around 8.30pm) on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. 

South West Falcon

If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Plymouth, Exeter or Bristol the Falcon will be running a Sunday service right through the night on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

We'll be adding details of early finishes and special timetables shortly. In the meantime, here's a summary of what's going on to help you plan your holiday travel.

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Date Service
Monday 19 - Friday 23 December Our normal school holidays timetables will operate
Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve) Our normal Saturday service will operate, with early finishes around 20.00
Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day) No service
Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) Special timetables will operate on some services, details to be confirmed shortly
Tuesday 27 December Sunday service NB first Falcon departure from Bristol at 0530
Wednesday 28 - Friday 30 December Saturday service*
Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve) Our normal Saturday service will operate, with early finishes around 20.00, excluding Falcon
Sunday 1 January (New Year's Day)  No service except Sunday service on Falcon 
Monday 2 January Sunday service
Tuesday 3 January Normal Monday - Friday school term service starts again

*Service M2 28-30 December. Departures from Paris St between 0712 and 0912 will operate as M2. Departures from Honiton Road Park & Ride between 1612 and 1824 will operate as M2.

To help with all your festive travel planning why not download the new Stagecoach Bus app? Available in Apple and Android stores.

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Exeter

On late night Thursdays, starting 17 November, we have extra buses running on our Red Park & Ride. Extra buses will leave Paris Street at 2110, 2140 and 2210 and Honiton Road Park & Ride at 2125, 2155 and 2225.

Gates at both Honiton Road and Sowton / Blue Park & Ride sites are open to midnight every night of the week with later evening connections from the city centre available on the 4 (Honiton Road) and 9/9A (Sowton) bus services. 

Matford / Green Park & Ride will continue to close at the normal time of 1930.


Exeter & Paignton Travelshop opening hours

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 Date Hours
Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve)  0845-1300
Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day) Closed
Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) Closed
Tuesday 27 December Closed
Wednesday 28 December 0845-1730
Thursday 29 December 0845-1730
Friday 30 December 0845-1730
Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve) 0845-1300
Sunday 1 January (New Year's Day) Closed
Monday 2 January Closed
Tuesday 3 January 0845-1730