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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park 21 / ...

$122 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$21 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$84 - $130

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from London to Ilfracombe 212.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park

$90 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Ilfracombe is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ilfracombe is to drive which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between London and Ilfracombe is 280 km. The road distance is 340 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from London to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Ilfracombe. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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

National Express operates a bus from London to Ilfracombe once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Ilfracombe via Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Station Entrance, and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 6 h 27 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $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
$15 - $22
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
$14 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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