There are 5 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe by bus, train, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R
  2. Take the train from Digby & Sowton to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park 21 / ...

$50 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$29 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$82 - $136

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe 96.5 miles

$20 - $30

Towncar  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take a town car from Bristol Airport to Ilfracombe 96.5 miles

$210 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe. However, there are services departing from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Ilfracombe is 63 miles. The road distance is 96.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £26 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe.
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  • Distance: 62.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe via Redcliffe Way, Bristol Temple Meads, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Station Entrance, and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Ilfracombe once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Digby & Sowton to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $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
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
filers.co.uk
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 56 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bristol Airport to Ilfracombe
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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