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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$67 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings to Bristol, Bus Station 37 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol to Barnstaple National Express

$14 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Barnstaple 103.4 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Bath to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Barnstaple is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £16 - £25.

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The distance between Bath and Barnstaple is 123 km. The road distance is 165 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Bath to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings and arriving at Barnstaple via Bristol. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bath to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Bath Spa and arriving at Barnstaple via Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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

You can take a train from Bath to Barnstaple via Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bath to Barnstaple via Bristol, Bus Station and Bristol in around 4 h 56 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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 Bristol to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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