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There are 4 ways to get from Axminster to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 37m

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

$33 - $67

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Bus National Express  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Axminster, Hospital to Taunton, Bus Station 30
  2. Take the bus from Taunton to Barnstaple National Express

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach South West  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

$20 - $27

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Axminster to Barnstaple 59.9 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Axminster to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Axminster to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Axminster to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Axminster, Hospital and arriving at Barnstaple via Taunton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Axminster to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Axminster and arriving at Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Axminster and Barnstaple is 51 miles. The road distance is 59.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Axminster to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs £25 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m to get from Axminster to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Axminster to Barnstaple bus services, operated by Buses of Somerset, depart from Axminster, Hospital station.

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Axminster to Barnstaple train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Axminster station.

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The best way to get from Axminster to Barnstaple is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs £25 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Axminster to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 50.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 37m

What companies run services between Axminster, England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from Axminster to Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids in around 2h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Axminster to Barnstaple via Taunton in around 3h 34m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
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
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Axminster, Hospital to Taunton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
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 Taunton to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach South West

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Axminster to Barnstaple is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Axminster to Barnstaple.

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