There are 6 ways to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Exeter National Express
  2. Take the bus from Tiverton to Ilfracombe National Express

$27 - $35

5 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$154 - $272

Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$86 - $182

Train, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$57 - $91

Bus via Yeovil, Bus Station  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Yeovil, Bus Station X10
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Bus Station 54
  3. Take the bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe

$46 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe 127.7 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Ilfracombe, England?

You can take a bus from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe via Exeter, Exeter City Centre, Bus Station, Tiverton, Bus Station, and Tiverton in around 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe via Reading, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Station Entrance in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Tiverton to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe?

The distance between Bournemouth and Ilfracombe is 166 km. The road distance is 204 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe?

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe?

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is to drive which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £19 - £29.

Is there a direct bus between Bournemouth and Ilfracombe?

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Ilfracombe via Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and Tiverton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

How long does it take to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe?

It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe, including transfers.