Phone Gaia House on +44 (0) 1626 333 613 Email Gaia House info@gaiahouse.co.uk Gaia House on Facebook @GaiaHouseUK on Twitter Group Retreat Programme Go to Checkout return to home page 

Travelling by Air, Train or Coach

 

Getting Here by Rail or Coach:

Gaia House is accessible by train or coach to Newton Abbot in South Devon. By train, the journey is less than three hours from London Paddington (First Great Western) and four hours from London Waterloo (South West Trains) (often a cheaper route). Trains to Newton Abbot are on the Exeter to Paignton, Plymouth and Penzance lines.

  • There is a National Express coach from London Victoria direct to Newton Abbot, arriving next to the Railway station. This coach trip is about a five hour journey.

Useful Travel Tips and Links:

  • It is advisable (and often cheaper), to make reservations for the coach or train at least 7 days in advance of travel, and to book a return ticket.
  • Train and coach tickets can sometimes (but not always) be cheaper if you book a ticket to Exeter, then book a separate ticket from Exeter to Newton Abbot.
  • Because of continuing rail line works, you may be delayed or need to transfer to a replacement bus service at some point in your journey, especially when travelling on a Sunday.

Local Taxi Share from Newton Abbot:

  • Please book in advance with D & M Taxis: let them know your name, train or coach arrival time and date, and contact phone number. They will plan and schedule a taxi share system for all who pre-book.

Directions from Newton Abbot: Local Bus/Walking/Cycling

Airports:

  • From London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted or Luton Airport:
    • From Heathrow Airport take a Rail-Air link bus to Reading Railway Station for the direct First Great Western service to Newton Abbot. Alternatively there is a National Express coach direct to Newton Abbot.
    • From London Gatwick Airport, either take the Thames train to Reading (then change for Newton Abbot); or take the Thames train to London Victoria – where you can pick up the coach – or travel via London Underground to Paddington Station for the train. Alternatively, use easyBus or National Express.
    • From Stansted Airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street Station in London, or use easyBus or National Express, or Terravision. From Liverpool Street Station travel via the Underground (District, Circle or Hammersmith Lines) to Paddington Station. Or take the London Underground Central Line to Tottenham Court Road, changing to Northern Line (South) for Waterloo Station.

 

Gaia House Buddhist Meditation Retreat Centre,
West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW  England.
+44 (0)1626 333613   ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@ofni