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

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Train  •  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 - $133

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Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple National Express

$29 - $38

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Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Barnstaple 161.6 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$110 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8 h 31 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 Interchange and arriving at Barnstaple via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 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 Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 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 52 min and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 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 Interchange 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 52 min and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8 h 31 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 52 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Barnstaple via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Barnstaple via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 31 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
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 Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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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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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 669+ hotels available in Barnstaple. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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