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There are 3 ways to get from Bideford to Paignton 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 Paignton

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Paignton

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Paignton
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The most affordable way to get from Bideford to Paignton is to bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Paignton is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Paignton. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Paignton via Exeter Sidwell St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Bideford and Paignton is 49 miles. The road distance is 69.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Paignton without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £29 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Bideford to Paignton, including transfers.

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Bideford to Paignton bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Bideford Quay station.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Paignton is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £29 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 4h 9m.

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Bideford to Paignton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Paignton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Paignton is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Bideford to Paignton.

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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

You can take a train from Bideford to Paignton via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Paignton via Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and Exeter Sidwell St in around 4h 9m.

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 Paignton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £27
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
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 Exeter Sidwell St to Paignton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express

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