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

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Train  •  5h 3m

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

$76 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus, line 93 bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  2. Take the bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park 119
  3. Take the line 93 bus from Truro, Bus Station to Newquay, Tolcarne Beach 226 / ...

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 10m

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

$18 - $25

Drive  •  1h 36m

  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 bus and line 93 bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 5h 54m.

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

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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 Truro, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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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 train which takes 5h 3m and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m 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 train which takes 5h 3m and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus and line 93 bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 5h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Barnstaple to Newquay.
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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

You can take a train from Barnstaple to Newquay via Exeter St Davids in around 5h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barnstaple to Newquay via Tavistock, Bus Station, Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park, and Truro, Bus Station in around 5h 54m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Bus operators
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Truro, Bus Station to Newquay, Tolcarne Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Bude, The Strand to St Columb Major, Trelawney Parc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
First
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Bude, The Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Stagecoach South West

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Barnstaple to Newquay bus services, operated by First, arrive at Newquay, Tolcarne Beach station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barnstaple to Newquay is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Barnstaple to Newquay.

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