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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Barnstaple by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$21 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Barnstaple 44.3 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Exeter to Barnstaple 44.3 miles

$9 - $14

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street and arriving at Barnstaple, Bus Station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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

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The distance between Exeter and Barnstaple is 34 miles. The road distance is 44.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs £16 - £29.

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

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Exeter to Barnstaple bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street station.

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Exeter to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Barnstaple is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs £16 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 34 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

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, Stagecoach South West operates a bus from Exeter to Barnstaple 5 times a week, and the journey takes 1 h 59 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
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Stagecoach South West
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Gemini Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666666
Website
geminitaxis.com
Z Cars Taxi Office
Phone
+44 1392 422888

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Exeter to Barnstaple bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Barnstaple, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Barnstaple is 44 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Exeter to Barnstaple.

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