There are 3 ways to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe 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  •  3 h 22 min

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

$105 - $170

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, bus, line 303 bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Tavistock, Bus Station 1
  2. Take the bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Barnstaple, Bus Station 118
  3. Take the line 303 bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Sands 303

$32

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Woolacombe 76.9 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The distance between Plymouth and Woolacombe is 89 km. The road distance is 123 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe is to drive which takes 1 h 52 min and costs £12 - £18.

No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Tavistock, Bus Station and Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Woolacombe via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Woolacombe via Tavistock, Bus Station and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 5 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
$14 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Sands
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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