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There are 4 ways to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 41m

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

£71 - £196

Cheapest option

Bus via Bath City Centre, Bus Station  •  6h 50m

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

£10 - £16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 39m

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

£20 - £28

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe 127.7 miles

£19 - £29

Castle Combe to Ilfracombe by bus and train

The journey time between Castle Combe and Ilfracombe is around 10h 29m and covers a distance of around 158 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 29m. Operated by Faresaver, First Great Western Service, First and others, the Castle Combe to Ilfracombe service departs from Castle Combe, Village Centre and arrives in Ilfracombe. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 29m
Fastest journey time:
10h 29m
Journey distance:
158 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:56
Last service departs at:
08:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castle Combe to Ilfracombe bus and train schedules

Castle Combe → Ilfracombe
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The cheapest way to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe is to bus via Bath City Centre, Bus Station which costs £10 - £17 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe. However, there are services departing from Castle Combe, The Lodge and arriving at Ilfracombe via Bath City Centre, Bus Station and Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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It is 85 miles from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe. It is approximately 127.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe without a car is to train which takes 5h 41m and costs £70 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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Castle Combe to Ilfracombe bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe is to train which takes 5h 41m and costs £70 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £29 and takes 6h 39m.

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Castle Combe to Ilfracombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ilfracombe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castle Combe to Ilfracombe is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe.

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Map of how to get from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe.
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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Castle Combe, England and Ilfracombe, England?

You can take a train from Castle Combe to Ilfracombe via Chippenham, Bristol Temple Meads, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Station Entrance, and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 5h 41m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Ilfracombe once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £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 Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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