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There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe by train, bus or car

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Train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$72 - $156

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 58 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

$48 - $81

3 alternative options

Bus via Yeovil, Bus Station  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Bus Station 54
  3. Take the bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe

Bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Exeter National Express
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe 127.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Ilfracombe. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Ilfracombe via Yeovil, Bus Station and Taunton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Ilfracombe is 104 miles. The road distance is 127.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Ilfracombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 27 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Ilfracombe is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe.

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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe via Southampton Central, Salisbury, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Station Entrance in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe via Yeovil, Yeovil, Bus Station, Taunton, Bus Station, and Taunton in around 7 h 27 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
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 Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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