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There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to Bideford by train, bus or car

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Train, line 21 bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Bideford Quay 21 / ...

$24 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station 155 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tiverton to Bideford National Express

$11 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Bideford 51.7 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Bideford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Bideford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Bideford. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, New North Road and arriving at Bideford via Tiverton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Bideford is 36 miles. The road distance is 51.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Bideford without a car is to train and line 21 bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £18 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Exeter to Bideford, including transfers.

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Exeter to Bideford bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter City Centre, New North Road station.

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Exeter to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bideford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Bideford is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Exeter to Bideford.

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There are 752+ hotels available in Bideford. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Bideford.
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Bideford via Tiverton in around 2 h 47 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 Barnstaple, Rail Station to Bideford Quay
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Dartline Coaches
Phone
01392 872900
Email
info@dartline-coaches.co.uk
Website
dartline-coaches.co.uk
Bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
dartline-coaches.co.uk
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 Tiverton to Bideford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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