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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Bude by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street 6A / ...

$88 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading to Barnstaple National Express
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Bude, The Strand 85

$27 - $36

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Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Bude 207.6 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the bus from Summercourt, Bus Depot to Bude, The Strand

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Bude is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Bude is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Bude. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place and arriving at Bude, The Strand via Reading and Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Reading and Bude is 162 miles. The road distance is 207.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Bude without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Reading to Bude, including transfers.

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Reading to Bude bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Reading station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Reading to Bude bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Bude, The Strand station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Bude is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Reading to Bude.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Bude.
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  • Distance: 161.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Bude, England?

You can take a bus from Reading to Bude via Reading and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Bude, The Strand
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Reading to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Travel Cornwall
Phone
01726 861108
Website
travelcornwall.uk.com
Bus from Summercourt, Bus Depot to Bude, The Strand
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
travelcornwall.uk.com

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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