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

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

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Bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Launceston, Westgate Street 6A
  2. Take the bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Polzeath, Beach 10

Train, line 10 bus  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Polzeath, Beach 10

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Polzeath 70.6 miles

Exeter to Polzeath by bus

The bus journey time between Exeter and Polzeath is around 7h 1m and covers a distance of around 79 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 55m. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 43m. Operated by Stagecoach South West and Transport for Cornwall, the Exeter to Polzeath bus service departs from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street and arrives in Polzeath, Beach. Typically 23 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 5m
Layover time:
3h 55m
Total time:
7h 1m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
4h 43m
Bus distance:
79 miles
Buses per week:
23
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:51
Last bus departs at:
18:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Polzeath bus schedules

Exeter → Polzeath
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Polzeath is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Polzeath is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Polzeath is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Polzeath is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Polzeath. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street and arriving at Polzeath, Beach via Launceston, Westgate Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Exeter and Polzeath is 62 miles. The road distance is 70.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Polzeath without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs £60 - £200.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Exeter to Polzeath, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Polzeath is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs £60 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 6m.

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Exeter to Polzeath bus services, operated by Transport for Cornwall, arrive at Polzeath, Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Polzeath is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Exeter to Polzeath.

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  • Distance: 62 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway hourly. Tickets cost £29 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 59m. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Polzeath via Launceston, Westgate Street in around 4h 6m.

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 Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach South West
Transport for Cornwall
Phone
0808 196 2632
Website
transportforcornwall.co.uk
Bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Polzeath, Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Transport for Cornwall
Bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Polzeath, Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Transport for Cornwall

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