There are 4 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple National Express

$60 - $75

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Train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$148 - $267

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple 187.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Exeter (EXT) LHR - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$220 - $473

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Barnstaple. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Barnstaple via London Paddington and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Barnstaple is 159 miles. The road distance is 187.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs .

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The bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple takes 4 h 31 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 159 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Barnstaple, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple via London Paddington and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 49 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barnstaple.

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Aer Lingus, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Exeter Airport.

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