There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 13 min

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

$108 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station 853
  2. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Barnstaple National Express

$30 - $35

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$113 - $240

Bus via Heathrow Airport London  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR|the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Barnstaple National Express

$79 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Barnstaple 168.7 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Oxford, England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from Oxford to Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Barnstaple via Royal Well Bus Station and Cheltenham in around 7 h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $29
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Bus operators
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oxford to Barnstaple?

The distance between Oxford and Barnstaple is 208 km. The road distance is 270 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple?

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £21 - £25 and takes 7 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple?

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to drive which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £26 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Oxford and Barnstaple?

No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Barnstaple via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

Is there a direct bus between Oxford and Barnstaple?

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) and arriving at Barnstaple via Cheltenham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

How long does it take to get from Oxford to Barnstaple?

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Oxford to Barnstaple, including transfers.