There are 7 ways to get from Chelmsford to Bideford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$143 - $259

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Train, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bideford National Express

$37 - $48

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Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$91 - $152

Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bideford National Express

$85 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Bideford 258 miles

$55 - $80

Train to London City, fly, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$100 - $330

Train to Norwich, fly, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Exeter (EXT) NWI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$131 - $388

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Bideford. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Bideford via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Bideford is 209 miles. The road distance is 258 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Bideford without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Chelmsford to Bideford, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Bideford is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chelmsford to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bideford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Bideford is 258 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Chelmsford to Bideford.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Bideford.
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  • Distance: 208.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Bideford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Rail Station in around 7 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Bideford via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 8 h 31 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Bideford
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bideford
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com

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