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There are 2 ways to get from Bideford to Plymouth by bus or car

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, James Street 1

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Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Bideford to Plymouth 57.8 miles

£8 - £13

Bideford to Plymouth by bus

The bus journey time between Bideford and Plymouth is around 2h 18m and covers a distance of around 61 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 18m. Operated by Tavistock Country Bus and Stagecoach South West, the Bideford to Plymouth bus service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Plymouth, James Street. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 18m
Fastest bus time:
2h 18m
Bus distance:
61 miles
Buses per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

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Bideford to Plymouth bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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Bideford → Plymouth
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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Plymouth is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Plymouth is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Plymouth, James Street via Tavistock, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Bideford and Plymouth is 45 miles. The road distance is 57.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Plymouth without a car is to bus and line 1 bus which takes 2h 19m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Bideford to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Bideford to Plymouth bus services, operated by Tavistock Country Bus, depart from Bideford Quay station.

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Bideford to Plymouth bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Plymouth, James Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Plymouth is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Bideford to Plymouth.

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  • Distance: 44.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Bideford to Plymouth via Tavistock, Bus Station in around 2h 19m.

Bus operators
Tavistock Country Bus
07580 260683
Bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Once a week
Tavistock Country Bus
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, James Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Stagecoach South West

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