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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$73 - $127

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Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple National Express

$23 - $28

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple 85 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a town car from Bristol Airport to Barnstaple 85 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Barnstaple via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Barnstaple is 62 miles. The road distance is 85 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £55 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £55 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £22 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 62.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple via Temple Meads, Bristol Temple Meads, and Exeter St Davids in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Barnstaple once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bristol Airport to Barnstaple
Estimated price
$190 - $280

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