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from Barnstaple to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from Barnstaple to Bristol on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50Barnstaple, Silver Street2h50 11:40Bristol, City Centre
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08:50Barnstaple, Silver Street2h50 11:40Bristol, City Centre
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08:45Barnstaple, Silver Street3h15 12:00Bristol, Marlborough Street
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06:30Barnstaple, Silver Street3h30 10:00Bristol, Marlborough Street
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11:45Barnstaple, Silver Street3h15 15:00Bristol, Marlborough Street
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£26National Express
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£30Great Western Railway
29 Oct
£24Great Western Railway
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31 Oct
£24Cross Country
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Travel Information from Barnstaple to Bristol

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £29 • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 68 miles (109 km) by coach or train between Barnstaple and Bristol. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Barnstaple to Bristol.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barnstaple to Bristol
Travel to Bristol 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 Barnstaple to Bristol.
How do I go from Barnstaple to Bristol?

You can travel to Bristol from Barnstaple 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Bristol from Barnstaple?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Barnstaple to Bristol. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Bristol:

A coach is £15 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Barnstaple to Bristol costing on average £29.

What is the quickest way from Barnstaple to Bristol?

The fastest way from Barnstaple to Bristol is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 16 min.

Other travel options from Barnstaple to Bristol can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bristol by coach can take on average 2 h 50 min.

How many miles are between Barnstaple and Bristol

The distance from Barnstaple to Bristol is approximately 68 miles (109 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barnstaple to Bristol?

The average frequency per day from Barnstaple to Bristol is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bristol from Barnstaple as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Barnstaple to Bristol, where do I depart from Barnstaple and where do I arrive in Bristol?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Barnstaple to Bristol:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Barnstaple, Silver Street and tend to arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
  • Trains from Barnstaple to Bristol most often leave from Barnstaple and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.
Who can get me from Barnstaple to Bristol?

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

  • Megabus can get you to Bristol by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Barnstaple to Bristol for £14 on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Bristol by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Barnstaple to Bristol for £29.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bristol from Barnstaple?
Many of our customers travelling from Barnstaple to Bristol don't make Bristol their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Cardiff or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your Barnstaple and Bristol trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bristol to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Barnstaple to Bristol ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Bristol from Barnstaple, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £14 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £29 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Barnstaple and Bristol online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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