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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Birmingham 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

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

2 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Hereford
  4. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Birmingham

Bideford to Birmingham by bus and train

The journey time between Bideford and Birmingham is around 6h 11m and covers a distance of around 214 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 10m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 34m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, First Great Western Service, Thameslink and others, the Bideford to Birmingham service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Birmingham New Street. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 1m
Layover time:
2h 10m
Total time:
6h 11m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 34m
Journey distance:
214 miles
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
£93
Carbon emissions:
19 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 Birmingham bus and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Birmingham is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Birmingham is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Barnstaple and Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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It is 142 miles from Bideford to Birmingham. It is approximately 186.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs £90 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Bideford to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bideford to Birmingham is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs £90 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 7h 43m.

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Bideford to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Birmingham is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Bideford to Birmingham.

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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Birmingham, England?

You can take a train from Bideford to Birmingham via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 5h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Birmingham via Barnstaple and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 7h 43m.

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 Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £85
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
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £24
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £24
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 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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
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

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