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There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Bideford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 38m

  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

$131 - $239

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Bus  •  8h 36m

  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

$79 - $103

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Train South Western Railway  •  7h 45m

  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

$89 - $147

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Bideford 258 miles

$55 - $80

Train to London City, fly, train  •  7h 2m

  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

$97 - $330

Train to Norwich, fly, train  •  8h 38m

  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

$128 - $387

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Bideford is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Bideford is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Bideford. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Bideford via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 36m.

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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 6h 38m and costs £100 - £190.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m 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 6h 38m and costs £100 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 8h 36m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Bideford.
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  • Distance: 208.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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 station, Paddington station, London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Rail Station in around 6h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Bideford via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 8h 36m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, 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
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26m
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
1h 24m
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
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bideford
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
National Express

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

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 864+ hotels available in Bideford. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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