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

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Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Taunton National Express

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 51 min

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

$37 - $88

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Barnstaple to Taunton 49.8 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Barnstaple to Taunton 49.8 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Barnstaple to Taunton is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barnstaple to Taunton is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barnstaple and arriving at Taunton. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barnstaple to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Barnstaple and arriving at Taunton via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Barnstaple and Taunton is 42 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Taunton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from Barnstaple to Taunton takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Barnstaple to Taunton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Barnstaple station.

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

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Taunton is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £28 - £70 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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  • Distance: 42 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Barnstaple to Taunton 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barnstaple to Taunton via Exeter St Davids in around 1 h 51 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 Taunton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
CrossCountry
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 Barnstaple to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Barnstaple to Taunton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210

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