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There are 6 ways to get from Bideford to London by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to London Victoria Coach Station

Bus via London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to London Paddington

Train, fly to London Gatwick

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Train, fly to London Heathrow

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Bideford to London by bus and train

The journey time between Bideford and London is around 5h 24m and covers a distance of around 222 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 26m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 17m. Operated by Stagecoach South West and First Great Western Service, the Bideford to London service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in London Paddington. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 58m
Layover time:
1h 26m
Total time:
5h 24m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 17m
Journey distance:
222 miles
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
£78
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 London bus and train schedules

Bideford → London
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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to London is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 7h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Bideford to London is to drive. Taking this option will cost £30 - £50 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to London station. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station via Barnstaple. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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The distance between Bideford and London is 181 miles. The road distance is 205.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to London without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs £75 - £100.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Bideford to London, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bideford to London is to train which takes 5h and costs £75 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus via London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, which costs £20 - £65 and takes 7h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Bideford to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Bideford to London.
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  • Distance: 180.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a train from Bideford to London Paddington via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 5h. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 once a week. Tickets cost £14 - £24 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £260
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
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£14 - £24
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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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to London is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Bideford to London.

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Loganair, Aurigny, Blue Islands Limited and easyJet offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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