There are 11 ways to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple by train, plane, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$120 - $344

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Bus  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Barnstaple National Express

$52 - $65

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Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Bristol (BRS) ABZ - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$155 - $499

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$136 - $365

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) ABZ - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$148 - $354

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$154 - $308

Train to Inverness, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Bristol (BRS) INV - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$142 - $418

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff, train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  5. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$163 - $457

Train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$248 - $376

Night train, train  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$188 - $307

Drive  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Barnstaple 596.2 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 16 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple is to fly and train which costs £110 - £390 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen, Scotland and arriving at Barnstaple via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 21 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Barnstaple is 429 miles. The road distance is 596.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 12 h 21 min and costs £190 - £290.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberdeen, Scotland station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 428.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids in around 12 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Barnstaple via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 16 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Train from Aberdeen to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $340
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$130 - $200
Anytime Single
$220 - $340
Off-Peak Single
$260 - $390
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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