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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Northam Station by train, bus or car

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Train, line 21 bus  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Westward Ho!, Shelter 21 / ...

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Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Bideford Quay 5B

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Train, bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Orchard Hill, Heywood Road 5B / ...

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Northam Station 52.8 miles

Exeter to Northam Station by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Northam Station is around 2h 15m and covers a distance of around 50 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 49m. Operated by First Great Western Service and Stagecoach South West, the Exeter to Northam Station service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Westward Ho!, Shelter. Typically 128 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 47m
Layover time:
27 min
Total time:
2h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 49m
Journey distance:
50 miles
Services per week:
128
Cheapest price:
£18
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:22
Last service departs at:
22:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Northam Station train and bus schedules

Exeter → Northam Station
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Northam Station is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Northam Station is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Northam Station is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Exeter to Northam Station is to bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Northam Station is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Northam Station. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, New North Road and arriving at Westward Ho!, Shelter via Bideford Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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The distance between Exeter and Northam Station is 38 miles. The road distance is 52.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Northam Station without a car is to train and line 21 bus which takes 2h 12m and costs £17 - £24.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Exeter to Northam Station, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Northam Station bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Bideford Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Northam Station is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Exeter to Northam Station.

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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Northam Station, Devon, England?

Stagecoach South West operates a bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Bideford Quay every 4 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 1m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Westward Ho!, Shelter
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Bideford Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Orchard Hill, Heywood Road
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West

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