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There are 5 ways to get from Bideford to Wales by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Bristol  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

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Bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St Barnstaple Bus Station - Bradford Interchange station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Cardiff North Road Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street - Cardiff North Road / ...

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Bus, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station 5B
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central

Train  •  5h 43m

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

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Bideford to Cardiff 134.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Bideford to Wales is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Bideford to Wales is to drive which takes 2h 22m and costs £20 - £30.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Wales. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Cardiff North Road via Barnstaple Bus Station and Bristol Bond St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Bideford and Wales is 91 miles. The road distance is 134.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Wales without a car is to train via Bristol which takes 5h 25m and costs £55 - £290.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Bideford to Wales, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bideford to Wales is to train via Bristol which takes 5h 25m and costs £55 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 6h 28m.

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Bideford to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff North Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Wales is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Bideford to Wales.

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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Bideford to Cardiff via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, and Bristol Parkway in around 5h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Cardiff via Barnstaple Bus Station and Bristol Bond St in around 6h 28m.

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 Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Cardiff North Road
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK

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