There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Bideford 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  •  3 h 27 min

$68 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. National Express

$12 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. 104 miles

$22 - $35

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Bideford, England?

You can take a train from Bristol to Bideford via Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Rail Station in around 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Bideford once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
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
$14 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Bideford is 122 km. The road distance is 166 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Bideford is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Bideford is to drive which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £16 - £25.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol and arriving at Bideford. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Bristol to Bideford, including transfers.