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

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Recommended option

Train via Reading  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Newton Abbot

$257 - $421

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$27 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  3. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Torquay

$103 - $221

Train, bus  •  10 h 46 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 bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 4 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road 2 / ...

$46 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Salcombe 127.3 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe is to bus which costs £20 - £24 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Salcombe. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Salcombe, Shadycombe Road via Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade and Kingsbridge, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Salcombe is 90 miles. The road distance is 127.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe without a car is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs £190 - £320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs £190 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £24 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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Bournemouth to Salcombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Salcombe is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Bournemouth to Salcombe.

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  • Distance: 90.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Salcombe via Reading, Newton Abbot, and Paignton in around 5 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Salcombe once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h.

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
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Torquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 - $19
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
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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