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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$167 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

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

$24 - $29

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 23 min

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

$82 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from London to Woolacombe 215 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train, line 303 bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
  3. Take the line 303 bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Chichester House

$94 - $319

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The cheapest way to get from London to Woolacombe is to bus which costs £19 - £23 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between London and Woolacombe is 179 miles. The road distance is 215 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from London to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Ilfracombe, Methodist Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 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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Map of how to get from London to Woolacombe.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from London to Woolacombe via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in around 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Woolacombe once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 6 h 15 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
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $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
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Chichester House
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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