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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  •  4 h 35 min

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

$114 - $207

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$20 - $26

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 57 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 46 min

  1. Drive from London to Bideford 209.7 miles

$45 - $65

Fly, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$80 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from London to Bideford is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bideford is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Bideford. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between London and Bideford is 181 miles. The road distance is 209.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Bideford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £85 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from London to Bideford, including transfers.

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London to Bideford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Bideford is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Bideford.
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  • Distance: 180.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from London to Bideford via Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Rail Station in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Bideford twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
Frequency
Hourly
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 12 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Bideford
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Bideford is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from London to Bideford.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 757+ hotels available in Bideford. Prices start at $84 USD 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 £3 - £4.

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