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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 2m

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

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Bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bridgwater National Express

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Train, line 20 bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Weston-super-Mare
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Weston-super-Mare, Neva Road to Burnham-on-Sea, Swimming Pool 20

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea 78 miles

Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea by bus

The bus journey time between Bideford and Burnham-on-Sea is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 21m. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 50m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, National Express and Buses of Somerset, the Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea bus service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Burnham-on-Sea, Regent Street. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 16m
Layover time:
1h 21m
Total time:
4h 38m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
3h 50m
Bus distance:
83 miles
Buses per week:
9
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:55
Last bus departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea bus schedules

Bideford → Burnham-on-Sea
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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Burnham-on-Sea, Regent Street via Barnstaple and Bridgwater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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It is 55 miles from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea. It is approximately 78 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs £45 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Barnstaple station.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs £45 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 5h 17m.

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Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bridgwater station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Burnham-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Bideford to Burnham-on-Sea via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, Taunton, and Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Barnstaple to Bridgwater once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

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 Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Exeter St Davids to Weston-super-Mare
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£22 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Weston-super-Mare
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £130
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 Bridgwater
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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