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Directions to PenARC's Exeter office

PenARC's Exeter office is located in South Cloisters, at the University of Exeter's St Luke's Campus.

Important: on arrival at St Luke's campus, please follow the signs for South Cloisters/Info@St Luke's.  There is no longer a visitor reception desk located in the main Medical School Building.

Travel Information:

On foot from Exeter City Centre
St Luke's campus is within easy walking distance of Exeter city centre. The city centre map shows the location of St Luke’s Campus in relation to the main University of Exeter campus at Streatham; the Royal Devon & Exeter (RD&E) Hospital Wonford and Heavitree sites; County Hall; Exeter St David’s/Exeter Central train stations; the bus and coach station; and the main public car parks.

By bike
Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town and the University is well served with traffic-free cycle routes. An Exeter Cycle map is available to dowload from the Cycle Devon website. Please see the University's Sustainability website for more information on campus facilities for cyclists, including cycle parking.

By rail

Please see National Rail Enquiries (03457 48 49 50/overseas: +44 871 200 49 50) for information and times of train services to:

Exeter St Davids – Principal station with direct mainline services from London Paddington, Bristol, Plymouth, Truro, etc.  For onward travel to St Luke's Campus, please use bus service H, alighting in College Road.  Alternatively, visitors arriving at Exeter St David's before 10:30 a.m., or departing St Luke's Campus between 16:00 - 18:00, may use the University Minibus free of charge.  A shuttle service via Streatham Campus runs from Exeter St David's between 07:45 - 10:30 from outside the Kingdom Mews student residence (no. 51 on the Streatham campus map) opposite the station (please inform the driver that you wish to go to St Luke's Campus when boarding).  Departures from St Luke's for Exeter St David's in the afternoon are at 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00 from the Magdalen Road staff car park: please note that the minibus departs promptly on the hour.  Journey times are usually between 15-30 minutes, but can be longer, particularly in the morning.

Exeter Central - Branch line services from local stations and North Devon, Torbay, Teignbridge and East Devon, plus the South West Trains service from London Waterloo.  For onward travel to St Luke's Campus, please use bus service D, alighting in Magdalen Road, or H, alighting in College Road.

By bus/coach
St Luke's Campus is served by the D and H bus routes. The D bus route includes Digby, Pynes Hill, Heavitree Road, St Luke’s Campus (Magdalen Road), the City Centre, Exeter Central station and Streatham Campus. The H bus route includes Digby, Broadfields, the RD&E Wonford site, St Luke’s Campus (College Road), the City Centre, Exeter Central Station and Exeter St David’s station. Click here for a map of the Exeter bus network showing the full routes.

For travel into Exeter:

  • Stagecoach South West (+44  (0) 1392 427 711) is the main bus operator for the surrounding area; information on their services can be found here.
  • Other bus and coach companies serving the Exeter area include: National Express coaches (+44 (0) 871 781 8181), Megabus (+44 (0) 900 1600 900), and Country Bus (+44 (0) 01626 833664).

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. Detailed directions to St Luke's Campus by car can be found here.

Please note that the designated visitor pay-and-display parking area at St Luke’s Campus consists of merely a handful of spaces.  This area, shown here, can be found off College Road, on the right hand side travelling towards Heavitree Road about 50 yards from the junction.  The entrance is concealed and the gateway very narrow; please exercise extreme caution when driving into or out of this area and be aware that pedestrians use the same entrance.

An interactive map showing the public pay-and-display car parks in Exeter can be found here, the nearest ones to the campus being The Triangle and Magdalen Road.  Alternatively, for visits of less than 2 hours' duration, on-street pay-and-display parking is available in the following roads in the vicinity of the campus: College Road; Spicer Road; Denmark Road; Athelstan Road; Barnfield Hill.  Please observe the distinction between resident-only spaces and public spaces if parking in one of these areas.

Staff car park - We regret that we are only able to reserve spaces/provide guest parking permits for use in the staff car park off Magdalen Road in exceptional circumstances. The College of Medicine & Health is restricted to booking two guest spaces in the car park per day, so please contact the member of staff you are visiting to enquire about this well in advance to avoid disappointment.  

Blue badge holders may park in any available space in the staff car park without a permit, with the exception of the designated car share spaces (marked in blue with "+2") if arriving before 9:30 a.m.  A list of the accessible spaces available on campus can be found here. Please ensure that your badge is clearly displayed in the windscreen.

SatNav users should enter postcode EX1 4TE for the staff car park; please also see the campus map.  

By air
Direct flights operate into Exeter from the following UK airports: Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, London City, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and St Marys. Direct services to a number of international airports, including Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Geneva, are also available.

Further information is available from the Exeter International Airport website.

Access to South Cloisters
South Cloisters is marked no. 11 on the St Luke's campus map. Visitors may enter the building through the revolving door or by pressing the entry button for the automatic doors at the main entrance.  Access to the research group office suites requires a University of Exeter College of Medicine & Health swipe card; if you do not have a card, please ensure that you have contact details for the person you are visiting in order to notify them of your arrival.  If you do not have access to a mobile phone, please visit the Information Point ("Info@St Luke's") located on the ground floor of South Cloisters and ask the staff there to ring through to the relevant colleague.  A seating area and toilet facilities are available in the atria of each floor, and the building has a lift.

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