There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Dartmouth 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 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
  2. Take the train from Paignton (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway) to Kingswear (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway) Dartmouth Steam Railway

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Brixham National Express

$18 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Canon's Marsh, Anchor Road to Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R Falcon
  2. Take the train from Digby & Sowton to Paignton

$43 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dartmouth 116.5 miles

$25 - $40

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Dartmouth via Newton Abbot, Paignton, and Paignton (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway) in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Dartmouth once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Digby & Sowton to Paignton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Dartmouth Steam Railway And River Boat Company
Website
dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Train from Paignton (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway) to Kingswear (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canon's Marsh, Anchor Road to Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bristol to Dartmouth?

The distance between Bristol and Dartmouth is 141 km. The road distance is 186 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dartmouth?

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dartmouth is to bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 4 h 11 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bristol to Dartmouth?

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Dartmouth is to drive which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £17 - £26.

Is there a direct train between Bristol and Dartmouth?

No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Dartmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Kingswear (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway) via Newton Abbot and Paignton (Paignton and Dartmouth Railway). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bristol and Dartmouth?

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Dartmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Kingswear, Banjo via Brixham, Town Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

How long does it take to get from Bristol to Dartmouth?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Bristol to Dartmouth, including transfers.