There are 3 ways to get from Cheltenham to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$82 - $131

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Barnstaple National Express

$14 - $19

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Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Barnstaple 131.7 miles

$28 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Barnstaple. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Barnstaple is 103 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Cheltenham to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to Barnstaple train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Barnstaple is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Cheltenham to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Cheltenham to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 102.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids in around 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Barnstaple twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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 Cheltenham to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Barnstaple is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Cheltenham to Barnstaple.

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