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There are 3 ways to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 19m

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

$104 - $168

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Line 1 bus, bus, line 303 bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Plymouth City Centre, Charles Street 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

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Woolacombe 76.9 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Plymouth City Centre, Charles Street and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Tavistock, Bus Station and Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Woolacombe is 56 miles. The road distance is 76.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Woolacombe bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Plymouth City Centre, Charles Street station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Woolacombe is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can line 1 bus and bus and line 303 bus, which costs and takes 5h 30m.

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Plymouth to Woolacombe bus services, operated by Filers Travel, arrive at Woolacombe, Sands station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Woolacombe is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Plymouth to Woolacombe.

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  • Distance: 55.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

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 3h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Woolacombe via Tavistock, Bus Station and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 5h 30m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Charles Street to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Stagecoach South West
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Filers Travel
Phone
01271 863819
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Sands
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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