There are 5 ways to get from London to Barnstaple by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 2 min

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

$114 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple National Express

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 22 min

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

$74 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from London to Barnstaple 201 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$84 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between London and Barnstaple is 173 miles. The road distance is 201 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from London to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Barnstaple. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from London to Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Barnstaple 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 31 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
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
$14 - $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

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