How to travel from Birmingham to Barnstaple

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from Birmingham to Barnstaple

How to get from Birmingham to Barnstaple by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Birmingham to Barnstaple is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Birmingham to Barnstaple

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$59 - $34
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€29) • 5 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€51) • 3 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 133 miles (215 km) from Birmingham to Barnstaple. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Birmingham to Barnstaple.

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Find the best route from Birmingham to Barnstaple with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and National Express! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Barnstaple from Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel from Birmingham to Barnstaple, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Birmingham to Barnstaple

      FAQs: Travel to Barnstaple easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Barnstaple.

      There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to Barnstaple: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Barnstaple from Birmingham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€29).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Birmingham to Barnstaple:

      A bus is () less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Birmingham to Barnstaple costing on average ().

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Birmingham to Barnstaple.

      Taking a bus costs $25 (€22) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $59 (€51).

      The fastest way from Birmingham to Barnstaple is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 49 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Barnstaple that take longer:

      Getting to Barnstaple by bus takes 5 h 35 min on average.

      Barnstaple is approximately 133 miles (215 km) away from Birmingham.

      The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Barnstaple is:

      • Around 2 buses per day.
      • 10 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Barnstaple as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Barnstaple:

      • Buses from Birmingham to Barnstaple most often leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Barnstaple, Silver Street (Bus Station).
      • Trains most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham New Street and arrive in Barnstaple at Barnstaple.

      The following travel companies offer services from Birmingham to Barnstaple:

      • Megabus or National Express can get you to Barnstaple by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Birmingham to Barnstaple for $34 (€29) on Omio.
      • CrossCountry can take you to Barnstaple by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for CrossCountry from Birmingham to Barnstaple for $59 (€51).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Barnstaple with the following travel companies:

      • You can check for a direct bus to Barnstaple with Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.

      Direct services to Barnstaple tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Barnstaple often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Exeter or Backwell. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Barnstaple itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barnstaple and any of these top destinations today!

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