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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station C to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Aberystwyth

Bideford to Aberystwyth by bus and train

The journey time between Bideford and Aberystwyth is around 11h 19m and covers a distance of around 338 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 18m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 29m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, First Great Western Service, Thameslink and others, the Bideford to Aberystwyth service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Aberystwyth. Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h
Layover time:
4h 18m
Total time:
11h 19m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 29m
Journey distance:
338 miles
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
£148
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
21:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Aberystwyth bus and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Aberystwyth station. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 via Barnstaple, Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Swansea, Bus Station C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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It is 97 miles from Bideford to Aberystwyth. It is approximately 220.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth without a car is to train which takes 9h 38m and costs £140 - £330.

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It takes approximately 9h 38m to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 9h 38m and costs £140 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 53m.

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Bideford to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Aberystwyth is 220 miles. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Bideford to Aberystwyth.

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Map of how to get from Bideford to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 97.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 38m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Aberystwyth, Wales?

You can take a train from Bideford to Aberystwyth via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, and Birmingham New Street in around 9h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Aberystwyth via Barnstaple, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Swansea, Bus Station C in around 11h 53m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£18 - £22
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
New Adventure Travel
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station C to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
New Adventure Travel
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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