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There are 10 ways to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Aberdeen to Exeter, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Exeter (EXT) ABZ - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$103 - $278

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Bus  •  16h 50m

  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

$51 - $65

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Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  6h 56m

  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

$157 - $501

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  8h 46m

  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

$137 - $367

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  8h 45m

  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 Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  8h 45m

  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

$118 - $344

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  9h 7m

  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

$155 - $310

Train  •  12h 22m

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

$247 - $375

Night train, train, bus  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from Newport, Market Square to Bristol, Bus Station 7Xp
  4. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Barnstaple, Bus Station M31

$125 - $191

Drive  •  9h 44m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Barnstaple 596.2 miles

$120 - $190

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

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple is to fly and train which costs £120 - £390 and takes 6h 56m.

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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 16h 50m.

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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 12h 22m.

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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 12h 22m and costs £190 - £290.

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It takes approximately 8h 25m 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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Aberdeen to Barnstaple train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple is to train which takes 12h 22m and costs £190 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 16h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 428.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 25m

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 12h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Barnstaple via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 16h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55m
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 Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
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 Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
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 Aberdeen to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $340
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$130 - $200
Anytime Single
$220 - $340
Off-Peak Single
$260 - $390
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 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
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice 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 Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
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
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Aberdeen to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Aberdeen to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Barnstaple is 596 miles. It takes approximately 9h 44m to drive from Aberdeen to Barnstaple.

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Aer Lingus, Air France, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Aberdeen Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 820+ hotels available in Barnstaple. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 41m and costs £4.

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