There are 4 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 59 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

$104 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Bus Station 66
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple

$40 - $79

2 alternative options

Bus  •  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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Barnstaple National Express

$73 - $93

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Barnstaple 168.7 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Oxford to Barnstaple, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) and arriving at Barnstaple via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

More details

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 59 min.

More details

The nearest airport to Barnstaple is Exeter (EXT) Airport which is 37.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Cardiff (CWL) (38.3 miles), Bristol (BRS) (62.3 miles), Southampton (SOU) (118.2 miles) and Guernsey (GCI) (131.7 miles).

Search flights

Map of how to get from Oxford to Barnstaple.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 130.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 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 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Barnstaple via Heathrow Central Bus Station and London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
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 Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
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 Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
42 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
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.