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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Truro by bus, train or car

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Bus via Tavistock  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bedford Square 118
  2. Take the bus from Tavistock, Bedford Square to Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park 119

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Train  •  5h 27m

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

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford, Meddon Street to Bude, The Strand 319
  2. Take the bus from Bude, The Strand to Truro, Bus Station 95

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Bideford to Truro 76.6 miles

Bideford to Truro by bus

The bus journey time between Bideford and Truro is around 15h 53m and covers a distance of around 103 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 27m. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 53m. Operated by Stagecoach South West and Transport for Cornwall, the Bideford to Truro bus service departs from Bideford, Meddon Street and arrives in Truro, Bus Station. Typically five 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:
4h 26m
Layover time:
11h 27m
Total time:
15h 53m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
15h 53m
Bus distance:
103 miles
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:46
Last bus departs at:
17:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Truro bus schedules

Bideford → Truro
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Truro is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Truro is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Truro is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Truro. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park via Tavistock, Bedford Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Bideford and Truro is 64 miles. The road distance is 76.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Truro without a car is to bus via Tavistock which takes 3h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Bideford to Truro, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bideford to Truro is to bus via Tavistock which takes 3h 49m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £200 and takes 5h 27m.

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Bideford to Truro bus services, operated by Tavistock Country Bus, arrive at Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Truro is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Bideford to Truro.

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Map of how to get from Bideford to Truro.
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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Bideford to Truro via Tavistock, Bedford Square in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bideford to Truro via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 5h 27m.

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 Truro
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£18 - £22
Bus operators
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bedford Square
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Tavistock Country Bus
Bus from Tavistock, Bedford Square to Truro, Fairmantle Street Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Tavistock Country Bus
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford, Meddon Street to Bude, The Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach South West
Transport for Cornwall
Phone
0808 196 2632
Website
transportforcornwall.co.uk
Bus from Bude, The Strand to Truro, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Transport for Cornwall

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