There are 4 ways to get from Taunton to Woolacombe by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 49 min

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

$93 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe National Express

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus, line 303 bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton to Barnstaple National Express
  2. Take the line 303 bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Sands 303

$15 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Woolacombe 64 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Taunton to Woolacombe. However, there are services departing from Taunton and arriving at Woolacombe, Sands via Barnstaple, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Taunton and Woolacombe is 50 miles. The road distance is 64 miles.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Woolacombe without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Taunton to Woolacombe, including transfers.

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Taunton to Woolacombe bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Taunton station.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Woolacombe is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 303 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Taunton to Woolacombe bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ilfracombe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taunton to Woolacombe is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Taunton to Woolacombe.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Woolacombe. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Woolacombe.
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  • Distance: 49.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Taunton, England and Woolacombe, England?

You can take a train from Taunton to Woolacombe via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taunton to Woolacombe via Barnstaple and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
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
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 Taunton to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Taunton to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Woolacombe, Sands
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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