There are 5 ways to get from Barnstaple to Newquay by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, line 21 bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  2. Take the bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to St Austell, White River Cinema 119
  3. Take the line 21 bus from St Austell, White River Cinema to Newquay, Tolcarne Beach 21 / ...

$35 - $37

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church 85 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bude, The Strand to St Columb Major, Trelawney Parc 95 / ...

$22 - $26

3 alternative options

Train, line 25 bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
  3. Take the line 25 bus from St Austell, Bus Station to Newquay, Burger King 25 / ...

$69 - $133

Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Par
  3. Take the train from Par to Newquay

$77 - $143

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Barnstaple to Newquay 76.9 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Barnstaple to Newquay is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barnstaple to Newquay is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barnstaple station to Newquay. However, there are services departing from Barnstaple, Bus Station and arriving at Newquay, Tolcarne Beach via Tavistock, Bus Station and St Austell, White River Cinema. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barnstaple to Newquay. However, there are services departing from Barnstaple and arriving at Newquay via Exeter St Davids and Par. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Barnstaple and Newquay is 64 miles. The road distance is 76.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Newquay without a car is to bus and line 21 bus which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £26 - £29.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Barnstaple to Newquay, including transfers.

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Barnstaple to Newquay bus services, operated by Tavistock Country Bus, arrive at Barnstaple, Bus Station.

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Barnstaple to Newquay train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Barnstaple station.

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Newquay is to bus and line 21 bus which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £26 - £29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £110 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Barnstaple to Newquay.
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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Barnstaple to Newquay via Tavistock, Bus Station and St Austell, White River Cinema in around 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barnstaple to Newquay via Exeter St Davids and Par in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Exeter St Davids to Par
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Par to Newquay
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $20
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Exeter St Davids to Par
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to St Austell, White River Cinema
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from St Austell, White River Cinema to Newquay, Tolcarne Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
Bus from St Austell, Bus Station to Newquay, Burger King
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Bude, The Strand to St Columb Major, Trelawney Parc
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
First
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Carmel Coaches
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11

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