There are 4 ways to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station 21A / ...
  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

$31

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$31

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$57 - $108

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  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 1 h 49 min.

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

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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 4 h 21 min.

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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 line 1 bus which takes 4 h 21 min and costs £24.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min 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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The best way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth is to bus and line 1 bus which takes 4 h 21 min and costs £24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £85 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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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 1 h 49 min to drive from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.

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There are 703+ hotels available in Plymouth. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 58.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ilfracombe to Plymouth via Barnstaple, Barclays Bank, Barnstaple, Bus Station, Barnstaple, Rail Station, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 22 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, Mayflower Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Bideford Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road to Barnstaple, Barclays Bank
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
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
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk

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