Newton Abbot is on the main railway line between London Paddington and Penzance and all the trains stop here. The three main operators are First Great Western, Southwest Trains and CrossCountry. The town is also on the branch lines between Exeter to Paignton and Exmouth.
The station is located a short walk east of the town centre, at the end of Queen Street.
The trip between Exeter and Newton, passing through Dawlish, is one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the Country as the trains run literally along the sea wall with quite often the waves lapping the tracks and on stormy days actually splashing against the train's windows.
To make the most of the local train journeys for a day out you can get a Devon Day Ranger Ticket which is valid from 9.30 am for unlimited travel around Devon on all three companies' trains. And if you are stopping off at Newton there's a cracking little pub next to the station, called, appropriately "The Railway".
First website below is the Newton Abbot station info (including live departures) whilst the second is the local journey planner.
This is quite a busy station with over a dozen trains per hour to its various destinations.
Newton Abbot is the local hub for bus services around this neck of the woods. Regular services provided by Stagecoach link the town to Exeter, the Torbay area and Totnes whilst the locally-based Country Bus Service reaches out into the surrounding rural areas including several Dartmoor towns and villages. The bus station is in the town centre, just behind the market.
One of the most popular services is the Stagecoach Bayline 12 which runs every 10 minutes at peak times between Newton and Brixham, on the south coast, skirting the scenic Torbay and stopping at the resort towns of Torquay and Paignton.
Stagecoach offer an one-day Explorer ticket, for 6 pounds 50p, which is valid for unlimited travel on the company's throughout the South West and so you can use the Bayline 12 as a "Hop-on, Hop-off" tour bus.