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Coach Information from Barnstaple to Bristol

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£14 (€16)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol cover the 68 miles (109 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Barnstaple and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.

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Coach from Barnstaple to Bristol with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Barnstaple and Bristol from £9 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable coach ride from Barnstaple to Bristol with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express coach timetable for the Barnstaple to Bristol route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can take a coach with National Express for the 68 miles (109 km) journey between Barnstaple and Bristol with prices starting as low as £23. Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap coach from Barnstaple to Bristol on Omio today!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Barnstaple and Bristol:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol

Getting from Barnstaple to Bristol by coach is a more relaxing and straightforward journey than travelling by train. The timetable varies throughout the week with at least one daily direct departure and one or two connecting routes. It is sometimes quicker to take a connecting route than a direct service but all journeys take between three and three and a half hours. Departures are from Barnstaple Silver Street Bus Station with routes terminating at Bristol Marlborough Street Bus Station.

Which coach companies travel from Barnstaple to Bristol?

All coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol are operated by National Express, which has a part British and a part multinational ownership. The National Express fleet is made up of modern and comfortable coaches with standard onboard facilities of air conditioning or heating, WiFi and toilets. Some coaches also have individual power outlets.

How long is the coach from Barnstaple to Bristol?

Direct coaches to Bristol from Barnstaple take approximately three hours ten minutes to make the journey while connecting routes have an actual journey time of just under three hours and a short waiting time for transfers. Connections are all made at Taunton.

How many coaches are there from Barnstaple to Bristol?

The timetable for coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol varies throughout the week but there is one direct departure every day and one or two connecting routes in operation. All departures are in the morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol?

Departure bus station: All coaches to Bristol from Barnstaple start their journey at the Barnstaple Silver Street Bus Station. This is centrally located near the junction of Queen Street and Silver Street while the town centre and Barnstaple Train Station are both just a short walk away. It is served by taxis and local buses as well as long-distance buses. Among the facilities at Barnstaple Silver Street Bus Station are toilets, a waiting room, ATMs, food shops, fast food kiosks and a coffee shop. 

Arrival bus station: Coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol complete their journey at Bristol Marlborough Street Bus Station, which can be found in the Haymarket district of the town. It is just a short walk from the city-centre shops and the attractions of the River Severn waterfront. Bus station facilities include toilets, a waiting room, a newsagent, coffee shop and food kiosks.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Barnstaple to Bristol for as low as £9  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Barnstaple to Bristol?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Barnstaple and Bristol is £14  one way.
How many miles is it from Barnstaple to Bristol by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Barnstaple and Bristol via coach to be approximately 68 miles (109 km).
How many hours does it take from Barnstaple to Bristol by coach?
On average the coach from Barnstaple to Bristol duration is 2 h 50 min  for the 68 miles (109 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Barnstaple and arrival coach station in Bristol?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Barnstaple   to Bristol, City Centre.

Where is the coach station in Barnstaple to go to Bristol? Where is the coach station in Bristol located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Barnstaple, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bristol, City Centre, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service from Barnstaple to Bristol?
If you're looking for coaches from Barnstaple to Bristol, you can rely on National Express to get you to Bristol. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Barnstaple to Bristol route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from Barnstaple to Bristol? When is the last coach from Barnstaple to Bristol?
The earliest coach for this route departs from Barnstaple at 07: 45. The last coach leaves from Barnstaple at 10: 45. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Barnstaple to Bristol and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a coach ticket from Barnstaple to Bristol to get the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Barnstaple to Bristol is on average £14 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Barnstaple to Bristol available a few months in advance.

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