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

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Train

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

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Bus

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

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Weston-super-Mare
  2. Take the bus from Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal to Barnstaple Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Bideford

Fly, drive

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Cardiff (CWL)
  2. Drive from Cardiff to Bideford

London to Bideford by train and bus

The journey time between London and Bideford is around 6h 25m and covers a distance of around 225 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by First Great Western Service, Megabus UK, Taw & Torridge and others, the London to Bideford service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Bideford Quay. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
6h 25m Average Duration
£58 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Bideford is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bideford is to drive which costs £60 - £90 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Bideford. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Bideford Quay via Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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It is 181 miles from London to Bideford. It is approximately 208.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London to Bideford without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs £100 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from London to Bideford, including transfers.

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London to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Bideford is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs £100 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 7h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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London to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Map of how to get from London to Bideford.
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  • Distance: 180.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

You can take a train from London Paddington to Bideford via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in around 4h 10m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £430
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from London Paddington to Weston-super-Mare
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal to Barnstaple Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
Megabus UK
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Bideford is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from London to Bideford.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 237+ hotels available in Bideford. Prices start at £87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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