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

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Train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$101 - $186

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Bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple National Express

$29 - $38

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Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$77 - $132

Train, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
  3. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

$68 - $109

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Barnstaple 161.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Barnstaple via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Barnstaple via Westbury (Wilts) and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Barnstaple is 131 miles. The road distance is 161.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs £75 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Barnstaple via Westbury (Wilts) and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Barnstaple via London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach South West
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Barnstaple is 162 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Portsmouth to Barnstaple.

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