How to travel from Bristol to Barnstaple

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from Bristol to Barnstaple

You can get from Bristol to Barnstaple by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Barnstaple on Jul 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45AMBristol Temple Meads2h40 12:25PMBarnstaple
1 transfer
09:45AMBristol Temple Meads2h40 12:25PMBarnstaple
1 transfer
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10:45AMBristol Temple Meads2h43 01:28PMBarnstaple
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08:12AMBristol Temple Meads2h16 10:28AMBarnstaple
1 transfer
04:35PMBristol, Marlborough Street3h15 07:50PMBarnstaple, Silver Street
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Travel Information from Bristol to Barnstaple

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $39
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $39 (€35) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 68 miles (109 km) from Bristol to Barnstaple. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Barnstaple.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Barnstaple

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 Bristol to Barnstaple.

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Bristol and Barnstaple. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barnstaple is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Barnstaple:

Taking a bus is about $25 (€22) less than taking a train, which costs on average $39 (€35) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Bristol and Barnstaple is by train, which takes on average 2 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Barnstaple by bus can take on average 2 h 50 min.

You should expect to travel around 68 miles (109 km) between Bristol and Barnstaple.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Barnstaple is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Bristol to 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 when traveling from Bristol to Barnstaple:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Barnstaple, Silver Street (Bus Station).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Bristol to Barnstaple depart from Bristol Temple Meads to Barnstaple.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bristol to Barnstaple, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Barnstaple. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Bristol to Barnstaple tickets on Omio for $15 (€13).
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Barnstaple by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Bristol to Barnstaple for $39 (€35).

Yes, there are direct services available from Bristol to Barnstaple with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with with 12 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Bristol to Barnstaple often also extend their vacation to go to London, Exeter or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Barnstaple and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Bristol to Barnstaple, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€13) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $39 (€35) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Barnstaple tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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