Adventures by Bus

Discover Exeter by bus


Adventures By Bus is a collection of incredible bus adventures around the stunning south west of England run by the established First South West Ltd.

Jump aboard our ‘Discover Exeter’ Adventure by Bus; an open top tour of the historic city of Exeter. Explore the sights and attractions, pass by the Quayside, spectacular Cathedral and much more on this hop on hop off open top tour!

Running daily, every hour between 10:00 – 15:00.

Click here to find out more: Discover Exeter | Adventures By Bus | First Bus

Our Discover Exeter tour offers an audio open top tour around the city, noting points of interest, historical landmarks and anecdotes along the way. With several stops at key places, it is the perfect way to explore Exeter whilst uncovering a little more about its ancient past.

One of the UK’s most spectacular bus rides, traversing the beautiful and extensive Dartmoor National Park.

Dartmoor National Park is one of the UK’s most stunning open wildernesses. Explore the moorland views and towns, spot the ponies and cattle wandering freely and catch a glimpse of the austere Dartmoor prison. Our Dartmoor Explorer provides the experience from both Exeter and Plymouth, as well as towns and villages across the moor.

Click here to view the Dartmoor Explorer timetable and leaflet!

If you're heading to the north Devon coast then take in the incredible views on our open-top Exmoor Coaster, truly one of the most spectacular bus journeys in the UK, combining the wild beauty of Exmoor National Park and the traditional seaside towns dotted along the coast. With the traditional seaside resort of Minehead at one end, and the traditional fishing village of Lymouth at the other end, the Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

We also have more adventures in Cornwall including our Land's End, Atlantic and Falmouth Coasters, all open-top ensuring adventurers can soak up the very best of the scenery. 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 1 Day£8.00 per ticket
Adult Dartmoor Explorer Day Pass£10.00 per person per day
Child 1 Day£4.00 per person per day
Child Dartmoor Explorer Day Pass£5.00 per person per day
Family 1 Day£16.00 per person per day
Family Dartmoor Explorer Day Pass£20.00 per person per day

*Family ticket valid for 2 adults and any number of children





  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Assistance Dogs

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Can be packages by 3rd parties

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Special Offers

  • 50% discount on the Dartmoor Explorer and Discover Exeter adventures with a valid NUS ID.

    Fancy doing something different with your group of friends? Adventures by Bus offer evening hire from 19:00 to 22:00 for £200!

    Exeter Student Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

    More offers like this - Exeter Student Offers

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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