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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 21 bus  •  1 h 36 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 / ...

$26 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Winkleigh, Mid Devon Motors 5B / ...
  2. Take the bus from Winkleigh, Turn to Great Torrington, Church 5B

$21

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 takes 1 h 4 min and costs £8 - £13.

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The distance between Exeter and Bideford is 58 km. The road distance is 83 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Exeter to Bideford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Bideford. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Bideford Quay via Winkleigh, Turn and Great Torrington, Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Bideford via Winkleigh, Mid Devon Motors, Winkleigh, Turn, and Great Torrington, Church in around 3 h 9 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
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Bideford Quay
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Winkleigh, Mid Devon Motors
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Winkleigh, Turn to Great Torrington, Church
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Carmel Coaches
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Winkleigh, Shelter
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10

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