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

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Train  •  6h 8m

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

$181 - $302

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Train, bus  •  10h 5m

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

$37 - $48

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Train Great Western Railway, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Taunton
  3. Take the bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe

$99 - $175

Train South Western Railway, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central
  3. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

$77 - $119

Bus  •  10h 21m

  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 Ilfracombe National Express

$79 - $103

Drive  •  4h 39m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Woolacombe 263.4 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly, bus  •  8h 52m

  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
  4. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park

$98 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe is to train and bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 21m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Woolacombe is 206 miles. The road distance is 263.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe without a car is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs £130 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs £130 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 10h 21m.

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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 Woolacombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ilfracombe station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe.
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  • Distance: 206.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Woolacombe via Stratford (London), Stratford station, Lancaster Gate station, London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, and Barnstaple in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Woolacombe via Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church in around 10h 21m.

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
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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 London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 London Paddington to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 Taunton to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
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 Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
National Express
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Filers Travel
Phone
01271 863819
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Woolacombe is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4h 39m to drive from Chelmsford to Woolacombe.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Woolacombe. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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