There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Barnstaple by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$63 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton to Bristol National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol to Barnstaple National Express

$23 - $31

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Barnstaple 142 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Barnstaple via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Barnstaple via Bristol in around 7 h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton to Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Barnstaple?

The distance between Southampton and Barnstaple is 187 km. The road distance is 227 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Barnstaple?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Barnstaple is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 7 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to Barnstaple?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Barnstaple is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £21 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and Barnstaple?

No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Barnstaple via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

Is there a direct bus between Southampton and Barnstaple?

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Southampton and arriving at Barnstaple via Bristol. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to Barnstaple?

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Southampton to Barnstaple, including transfers.