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There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  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

$106 - $227

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR - the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple National Express

$73 - $94

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Exeter Central
  3. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Barnstaple 168.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Barnstaple via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Barnstaple is 130 miles. The road distance is 168.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Oxford to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Oxford to Barnstaple bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Oxford to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £80 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Barnstaple via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Oxford to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Stagecoach South West

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Oxford to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Oxford to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Barnstaple is 169 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Oxford to Barnstaple.

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