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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to South Molton by bus, taxi or car

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Bus, line 155 bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to Barnstaple, Bus Station 5B / ...
  2. Take the line 155 bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to South Molton, Broad Street 155

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Line 21 bus, line 155 bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Bideford Quay to Barnstaple, Bus Station 21 / ...
  2. Take the line 155 bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to South Molton, Broad Street 155

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Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bideford to South Molton 20.3 miles

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Bideford to South Molton 20.3 miles

Bideford to South Molton by bus

The bus journey time between Bideford and South Molton is around 1h 51m and covers a distance of around 23 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 1m. Operated by Stagecoach South West and Tavistock Country Bus, the Bideford to South Molton bus service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in South Molton, Broad Street. Typically 57 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:
58 min
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
1h 51m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 1m
Bus distance:
23 miles
Buses per week:
57
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
23:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to South Molton bus schedules

Bideford → South Molton
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Molton is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in South Molton is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in South Molton is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from Bideford to South Molton is to drive, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to South Molton is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to South Molton. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at South Molton, Broad Street via Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Bideford and South Molton is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to South Molton without a car is to bus and line 155 bus which takes 1h 45m and costs £4 - £8.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Bideford to South Molton, including transfers.

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

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Bideford to South Molton bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at South Molton, Broad Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to South Molton is 20 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Bideford to South Molton.

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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and South Molton, England?

You can take a bus from Bideford to South Molton via Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 1h 45m.

Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to South Molton, Broad Street
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Bideford Quay to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Tavistock Country Bus
Other operators
Taxi from Bideford to South Molton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Quay Cars
Phone
+44 1237 472 027
Number 6 Taxi
Phone
+44 1237 666 666
Website
number6taxi.co.uk
All Area Taxis
Phone
+44 1237 470 211
A1 Taxis Bideford
Phone
+44 1237 666 060
Website
a1taxisbideford.co.uk

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