There are 4 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 via Westbury (Wilts)  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$88 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple National Express

$21 - $29

2 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 10 min

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

$61 - $109

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Barnstaple 142 miles

$30 - $45

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

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Barnstaple is 117 miles. The road distance is 142 miles.

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

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

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

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Barnstaple via Westbury (Wilts) and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Barnstaple via Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 7 h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 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 Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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