There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to Ilfracombe 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, bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park 21A / ...

$30 - $47

Cheapest option

Line 55 bus, bus  •  3 h 2 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 Ilfracombe National Express

$14 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Ilfracombe 55.9 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Ilfracombe is to drive which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £9 - £14.

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The distance between Exeter and Ilfracombe is 68 km. The road distance is 89 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Exeter to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Ilfracombe. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Ilfracombe via Tiverton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Ilfracombe via Tiverton, Bus Station and Tiverton in around 3 h 2 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, Bus Station to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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