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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$21 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 55 bus, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 55 bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Tiverton, Bus Station 55 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tiverton to Barnstaple National Express

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Barnstaple 44.3 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Exeter to Barnstaple 44.3 miles

$9 - $14

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter to Barnstaple hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Barnstaple via Tiverton, Bus Station and Tiverton in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
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
$14 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Gemini Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666666
Website
geminitaxis.com
Z Cars Taxi Office
Phone
+44 1392 422888

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and Barnstaple is 54 km. The road distance is 71 km.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h.

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Barnstaple is to taxi which takes 1 h and costs £120 - £150.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Barnstaple. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Barnstaple via Tiverton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

The train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple takes 1 h 6 min including transfers and departs hourly.