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A weekend together at Exeter University

Isle of Ruby 2018 is taking place at the largest of University of Exeter’s campuses, Streatham Campus.


Conference, party, accommodation and outdoor activities for the whole family — all in one completely accessible place.

Getting to Exeter

Additional information can be found at University of Exeter - Directions to the Streatham Campus

Arriving by train

Exeter is well-served by rail and has a surprising number of train stations for a town of its size - Exeter Central, St David’s, and St Thomas are the three principle stations. St David’s is the closest train station to the venue and is also the best served by intercity services - including services to London, Bath and Bristol.

Exeter St David’s is served by the following companies:

  • Great Western Railway
    intercity services to London Paddington via Bath, Bristol, and the Thames Valley; local services in Devon and Cornwall.

  • South Western Railway
    services to London Waterloo.

  • CrossCountry
    intercity services to Birmingham/Midlands, the North including Scotland.

Buying tickets

The British Railway system was privatised over 25 years ago and understanding both who is operating your train and where to buy tickets can be complex at times.

You should be able to purchase standard tickets for any operator from any of the above sites or from any UK train station. You can also use an independent site such as trainline.com. Occasionally you may find some heavily discounted advanced fares (usually restricted to individual trains) that are exclusively available on a train operator’s website.

Arriving at Exeter St David’s station

Once you arrive at Exeter St David’s station it is a short walk to the Streatham Campus (detailed arrival information will be published closer to the event).

Arriving by plane

Exeter Airport is located just 6.4 km from the Exeter city service and, as a focus city for flybe, offers direct flights to many locations across the UK and Europe.

Bristol Airport offers an even wider selection of domestic and European flights and is within one and a half to two hours reach.

London’s Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport offer a much larger number of direct flights but are both around three hours away.

Public transport to/from Exeter Airport


Apple Taxis provide airport service (from £14).


Take the 56 (56A 56B) bus (operated by Stagecoach) to Exeter St David’s railway station.

More information on arriving from Exeter Airport

Public transport to/from Bristol Airport

Bus and train

Take the Bristol Flyer A1 bus from Bristol Airport to Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Change for the train to Exeter St David’s station.


Take the South West Falcon bus (operated by Stagecoach) from Bristol Airport to Honilton Road Park and Ride, on the outskirts of Exeter. Connect to the RED bus for Exeter City Centre.

More information on arriving from Bristol Airport

Public transport to/from Heathrow Airport


From Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5 take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington, changing for Great Western Railway services to Exeter St David’s.

Bus and train

From Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5 take the Heathrow RailAir bus link to Reading changing for Great Western Railway services to Exeter St David’s.


National Express offers direct coach connections to Heathrow Airport (3h 25 mins).

More information on arriving from Heathrow

Public transport to/from Gatwick Airport


From Gatwick South Terminal take the train to Reading, changing for train services to Exeter St David’s.

More information on arriving from Gatwick

Arriving by bus/coach

Intercity coach services are provided by the following two companies and leave from Exeter Bus Station:

More information on arriving by bus/coach

Arriving by Car

The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours. Download the University of Exeter’s detailed directions to Streatham Campus by car.

Satellite nav

Use postcode EX4 4QJ.


Parking information will be added shortly.