There are 3 ways to get from Axminster to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

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

$33 - $57

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Bus  •  3 h 34 min

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

$17 - $21

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Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  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 drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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

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

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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 2 h 40 min.

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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 2 h 40 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min 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, Trinity Square 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 2 h 40 min and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Axminster to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 50.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Axminster to Barnstaple via Taunton, Bus Station and Taunton in around 3 h 34 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Taunton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Taunton to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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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 1 h 13 min to drive from Axminster to Barnstaple.

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