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There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

£123 - £271

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Bus via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Ilfracombe National Express

£12 - £17

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Bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Cabot Circus M36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Ilfracombe National Express

£15 - £24

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Woolacombe 191.2 miles

£29 - £45

Birmingham to Woolacombe by bus

The bus journey time between Birmingham and Woolacombe is around 21h 7m and covers a distance of around 213 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 20h 14m. Operated by National Express and Taw & Torridge, the Birmingham to Woolacombe bus service departs from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arrives in Woolacombe, Sands. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Birmingham to Woolacombe bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Woolacombe is 111.

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The most affordable way to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe is to bus via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, which costs £12 - £17 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Birmingham, Navigation Street and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Woolacombe is 135 miles. The road distance is 191.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £120 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Woolacombe bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Birmingham, Navigation Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Woolacombe is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £120 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £24 and takes 8h 16m.

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Birmingham to Woolacombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ilfracombe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Woolacombe is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Birmingham to Woolacombe.

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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Woolacombe, England?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Woolacombe via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in around 4h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Woolacombe via Cabot Circus, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church in around 8h 16m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Bus operators
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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