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Latest news

10/11/17 - TAVISTOCK COUNTRY BUS TO BE FEATURED ON BBC’s The One Show. As some of you may have noticed, the broadcast didn't go out on Friday 27th October either but it is now scheduled for Tuesday 28th November - but it could change again. We will keep you posted.

21/10/17 - TAVISTOCK COUNTRY BUS TO BE FEATURED ON BBC’s The One Show - the date for broadcast has changed - it now looks likely that it will be Friday 27th October - but again it may change! We will keep you posted.


On Saturday 30th September the BBC's The One Show filmed us leaving Tavistock on our Dawlish route and followed us across the moor. The show had discovered that we operate the rarest scheduled service in England: running only from April to September, only on a Saturday, and only when there's a fifth Saturday in the month, which isn't very often! The Tavistock Country Bus is likely to make its national television debut on Wednesday 25th October, but may be subject to change at short notice.

4/6/17 - Passengers will be pleased to know that the new bus stop that was installed last week on Bedford Square now contains the timetables for all our routes, both Weekdays and Saturdays. You can also pick up copies of our timetable leaflets in the Tourist Information Office in the Central shop opposite the Guildhall, in Tavistock Library and in the TASS offices.

28/4/17 - Sadly the 121 and 122 services (Milton Abbot and Horndon) will have their last runs with us on the 5th May 2017. Thank you to everyone who has supported these services.

30/3/17 - Thank you to everyone who came along and helped celebrate the launch of the new look bus - inside and outside. New timetables have been published and they are available on the bus and also here on the website.

23/6/16 - Booking is now available for up to 8 seats on the Saturday and Wednesday services, and can be made regardless of where you live. The booking can be made up to one month before the day of travel, and bus passes can be used. Call 07580 260683 or email tavistockbus@gmail.com to book.

what we do

Our services operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when we collect passengers from areas of Tavistock and transport them into Bedford Square.

We also run a service to Trago and Newton Abbot every first and third Wednesday in every month. (See the WEEKDAYS section on how to book this Wednesday service.)

From March to October on Saturdays, we have services that travel to Exeter on the first Saturday and Truro on the second Saturday of each month. During the summer months (April to September inc.), we travel to Barnstaple on third Saturday, to Paignton and Torquay on the fourth Saturday and to Dawlish on every fifth Saturday where there is one in the month. (See the timetables for details and the SATURDAYS section for how to book these Saturday services.)

As a section 22 operator, we accept concession bus passes on all our services. Also, section 22 rules mean that we have to run our services as advertised, even if we have no passengers on board.