There are 8 ways to get from Reading to Bude by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 6 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 / ...

$96 - $155

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Bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading to Barnstaple National Express
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church 85 / ...

$35 - $41

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Train, bus via Barnstaple  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Holsworthy, Church 85 / ...

$111 - $189

Train South Western Railway, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Exeter Central
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Okehampton, West Street 6A / ...

$65 - $123

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Bude 207.6 miles

$40 - $65

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, bus  •  7 h 23 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

$86 - $232

Train to Southampton, fly to Exeter  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Exeter (EXT) SOU - EXT

$163 - $560

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the bus from Summercourt, Bus Depot to Bude, The Strand

$135 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Bude is to bus which costs £26 - £32 and takes 8 h 39 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 (adj Tesco) and arriving at Bude, The Strand via Reading, Barnstaple, Bus Station and Holsworthy, Library. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 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 6 h 6 min and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 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 Holsworthy, Church 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: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Bude via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, Reading, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Bus Station, Holsworthy, Church, and Holsworthy, Library in around 8 h 39 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
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
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 Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, St Davids Station to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Rail Station to Holsworthy, Church
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Carmel Coaches
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Holsworthy, Church
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11
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
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
travelcornwall.uk.com

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 672+ hotels available in Bude. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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