Public Transport : In common with many Devon villages, Kingston is poorly served for transport. It has one ‘bus, once a week on Fridays, leaving the village at around 10.00 a.m. for Plymouth and arriving back around 2.30pm. See Tally Ho Coaches, click on Timetables and SH875. Free ‘bus passes are available for all pensioners from the Tourist Information office in Modbury.
Fare Car: Unfortunately ,due to severe budget cuts, Devon County Council made major reductions to the Fare Car service from September 2015.
Fare Car is a shared taxi-style public transport service. Passengers book and pay separately as they would normally for a taxi, but share the advertised timetabled journeys.The fare charged is approximately equal to or slightly above the normal bus fare for the distance travelled. Fare Car is not a subsidised individual taxi service for people to use whenever and wherever they wish.
There are Fare Car schemes in selected areas of Devon. For further information tel.01392 382800 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kingston is in Fare Car scheme 7, F7, and was in F17, see below. Do remember to book in advance.
Fare Car Scheme 7 now only runs to Ivybridge on Saturdays arriving at 12.05 and departing at 17.10.
The F17 fare car to Kingsbridge, has been reintroduced from Wednesday 24th February, 2016 thanks to village representations to DCC. Arrival in Kingsbridge at 1030, depart Kingsbridge at 1230
To book you need to phone One 2 One taxis, 07766 406129 on the Tuesday between 7 am and 6 pm. You will be given a pick up time.
The fare is £2.80 per single journey, under 5s free.
If this service is not suitable for your needs please let the parish clerk know as we may be able to offer other services in the future.
Please note the fare is subsidised by Devon County Council. No further reductions are available and anyone can use the service.
Cycling: Cycling is fun, but hilly, through our quiet lanes and byeways. There are long distance cycle routes throughout the area.
Airports: Exeter airport is about an hour’s drive and makes short work of the journeys to UK cities and the rest of Europe.