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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 21 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 / ...

$121 - $215

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$20 - $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 35 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

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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 costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

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The distance between London and Ilfracombe is 175 miles. The road distance is 212.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Ilfracombe without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 21 min and costs £90 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from London to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Ilfracombe is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs £15 - £20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Ilfracombe.
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  • Distance: 174.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

National Express operates a bus from London to Ilfracombe 5 times a week. Tickets cost $20 - $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 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
$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
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 Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Ilfracombe is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from London to Ilfracombe.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Ilfracombe. Prices start at $85 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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