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There are 6 ways to get from London to Woolacombe by train, bus, car or plane

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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

$169 - $277

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$20 - $26

4 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 48 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 59 min

  1. Drive from London to Woolacombe 215 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from London City, drive  •  8 h 1 min

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

$74 - $225

Fly from London Heathrow, drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cardiff (CWL) LHR - CWL
  2. Drive from Cardiff to Woolacombe

$132 - $497

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The cheapest way to get from London to Woolacombe is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 35 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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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Ilfracombe, Methodist Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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

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The best way to get from London to Woolacombe without a car is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £130 - £220.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Woolacombe is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £130 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
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
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 Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Woolacombe is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from London to Woolacombe.

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British Airways, KLM and Flybe offer flights from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Woolacombe. Prices start at $82 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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