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There are 5 ways to get from Bideford to Stroud 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 Cheltenham Spa

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Cheltenham Gloucester Rd GCHQ

Train, line 64 bus

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
  4. Take the line 64 bus from Gloucester, Transport Hub to Stroud, Merrywalks

Bus via Bristol

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to May Lane Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Stroud

Bideford to Stroud by bus and train

The journey time between Bideford and Stroud is around 7h 54m and covers a distance of around 186 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 57m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 16m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and others, the Bideford to Stroud service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Stroud, Health Centre. Typically 34 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 56m
Layover time:
3h 57m
Total time:
7h 54m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 16m
Journey distance:
186 miles
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
£84
Carbon emissions:
17 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 Stroud bus and train schedules

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

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stroud is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Stroud is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Stroud is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Stroud is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Stroud. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Stroud, Health Centre via Barnstaple Bus Station, Benhall, GCHQ and Gloucester, Transport Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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It is 101 miles from Bideford to Stroud. It is approximately 130.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Stroud without a car is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs £80 - £300.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Bideford to Stroud, including transfers.

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Bideford to Stroud bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Barnstaple Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Stroud is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs £80 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £29 and takes 7h 7m.

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Bideford to Stroud bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cheltenham Gloucester Rd GCHQ station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Stroud is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Bideford to Stroud.

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Map of how to get from Bideford to Stroud.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

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

You can take a train from Bideford to Stroud via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester, and Gloucester, Transport Hub in around 6h 28m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Cheltenham Gloucester Rd GCHQ twice daily. Tickets cost £11 - £18 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Transport Hub to Stroud, Merrywalks
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Cheltenham Gloucester Rd GCHQ
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £18
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
HCT Group
Phone
020 7275 2400
Email
info@hctgroup.org
Website
hctgroup.org
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to May Lane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
HCT Group

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