There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 32 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 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Plymouth National Express

$27 - $31

2 alternative options

Train, bus, line 164 bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
  4. Take the bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill X64
  5. Take the line 164 bus from Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill to Salcombe, Onslow Road 164

$72 - $138

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Salcombe 127.3 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe is to bus which costs £20 - £24 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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

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The distance between Bournemouth and Salcombe is 144 km. The road distance is 204 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Bournemouth to Salcombe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Salcombe. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Salcombe, Herbert Road via Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade and Kingsbridge, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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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 32 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 - $26
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Salisbury
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
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
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill to Salcombe, Onslow Road
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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