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There are 3 ways to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4h 20m

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

$52 - $106

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station 21 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, Mayflower Street 1

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Ilfracombe to Plymouth 75.5 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park and arriving at Plymouth, Mayflower Street via Barnstaple, Bus Station and Tavistock, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Ilfracombe and Plymouth is 58 miles. The road distance is 75.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 20m and costs £40 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Ilfracombe to Plymouth bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park station.

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Ilfracombe to Plymouth bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Plymouth, Mayflower Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilfracombe to Plymouth is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.

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Map of how to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 58.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Ilfracombe to Plymouth via Barnstaple, Bus Station and Tavistock, Bus Station in around 4h 36m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, Mayflower Street
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Stagecoach South West
Filers Travel
Phone
01271 863819
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road to Barnstaple, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
filers.co.uk
Bus from Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road to Barnstaple, Barclays Bank
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
filers.co.uk
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk

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