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There are 5 ways to get from Bideford to Kettering by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via London

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Kettering

Cheapest option

Bus, train via London

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Coach Station to Luton Station Interchange
  3. Take the train from Luton to Kettering

3 alternative options

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 Leicester
  4. Take the train from Leicester to Kettering

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Nottingham East Midlands Parkway station
  2. Take the train from East Midlands Parkway to Kettering

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Kettering

Bideford to Kettering by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Bideford and Kettering is around 6h 30m and covers a distance of around 297 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 17m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 25m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, First Great Western Service, London Buses and others, the Bideford to Kettering service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Kettering. Typically 88 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 13m
Layover time:
1h 17m
Total time:
6h 30m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 25m
Journey distance:
297 miles
Services per week:
88
Cheapest price:
£114
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Kettering bus, train and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Bideford → Kettering
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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Kettering is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Bideford to Kettering is to drive. Taking this option will cost £35 - £55 and takes 3h 57m.

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The distance between Bideford and Kettering is 178 miles. The road distance is 227.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Kettering without a car is to train via London which takes 6h 51m and costs £110 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Bideford to Kettering, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Kettering is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Bideford to Kettering.

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  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 51m

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

You can take a train from Bideford to Kettering via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, London Paddington, Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace, Euston Station, and London St Pancras International in around 6h 51m.

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 London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Kettering
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Train from Leicester to Kettering
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Train from East Midlands Parkway to Kettering
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £25
Off-Peak Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£23 - £35
Train from Luton to Kettering
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Nottingham East Midlands Parkway station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
Megabus UK
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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