By Car

There are several car parks in Topsham but parking is limited and many prefer the excellent public transport. Topsham has a hire-by-the-hour or day car club service too, with a reserved parking space. The local taxi firm is Sowton and Topsham Cars on 01392 879090

By Bike

Topsham is on the Exe Estuary Trail of National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2, with easy access to both sides of the Exe. There are several bike rental firms in Exeter and Exmouth. The not-for-profit CoBikes, an on-demand electric bike scheme, allows you to pick up in Exeter and leave in Topsham or vice versa.

By Bus

Topsham is well-served by bus with the frequent 57 from Exeter city centre to Exmouth via Topsham (stops at the Lord Nelson pub and the railway station.) The less frequent T bus runs from Exeter High Street to Topsham Quay. For timetables see the Stagecoach website.

By Water

If you are experienced on the water, why not kayak from Exeter quay? For a very useful guide see Exmouth and River Exe (including Topsham) at But beware: entrance to the estuary is tricky and tide-critical.

By Train

Trains between Exeter and Exmouth run half-hourly, and all stop at Topsham. Trains to Exeter alternately go on to Paignton and Barnstaple. For times and tickets check The Trainline

By Air

Topsham is four miles from Exeter International Airport