There are 8 ways to get from Chelmsford to Woolacombe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

  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

$191 - $322

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Train, bus  •  9 h 56 min

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

$41 - $52

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Train Great Western Railway, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  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 Barnstaple

$114 - $205

Bus  •  10 h 12 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 Ilfracombe National Express

$89 - $114

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Woolacombe 263.4 miles

$55 - $85

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 49 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

$105 - $335

Fly London Stansted to Cardiff, drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cardiff (CWL) STN - CWL
  2. Drive from Cardiff to Woolacombe

$137 - $1,007

Train to Norwich, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 5 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

$136 - $393

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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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 6 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min 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 6 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 12 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 Woolacombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ilfracombe station.

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

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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 Woolacombe.
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  • Distance: 206.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Woolacombe via Stratford (London), Stratford Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, and Barnstaple in around 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Woolacombe via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Ilfracombe, and Ilfracombe, Methodist Church in around 10 h 12 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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 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 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 London Paddington to Taunton
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $160
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 Taunton to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once 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 Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There are 505+ hotels available in Woolacombe. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to London Stansted Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs .

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