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Barnstaple to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 5h 43m to travel from Barnstaple to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (275 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Barnstaple to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £33.50 when you book in advance.

First train

05:25

Last train

00:07

Departure station

Barnstaple

Arrival station

London Paddington

Journey time

From 3h 28m

Distance

171 miles (275 km)

Frequency

25 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £33.50

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Taking the train from Barnstaple to London Paddington in 3 hours 28 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Barnstaple to London Paddington? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 5 hours 43 minutes to travel the 171 miles (275 km) from Barnstaple to London Paddington by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 28 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 25 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or CrossCountry to London Paddington. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Barnstaple to London Paddington in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £33.50. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to London Paddington by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barnstaple to London Paddington? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barnstaple to London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Barnstaple and London Paddington is 5 hours and 43 minutes, with around 25 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Barnstaple and London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barnstaple to London Paddington is 3 hours and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Barnstaple to London Paddington cost?

Train ticket prices from Barnstaple to London Paddington can start from as little as £33.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barnstaple to London Paddington?

No, there are no direct train services from Barnstaple to London Paddington. Travelling from Barnstaple to London Paddington by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Barnstaple to London Paddington leave?

The first train from Barnstaple to London Paddington leaves at 05:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barnstaple to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Barnstaple to London Paddington leaves at 00:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barnstaple and London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Barnstaple to London Paddington cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Paddington to Barnstaple.

Cheap train tickets from Barnstaple to London Paddington

Train tickets from Barnstaple to London Paddington start at £33.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Barnstaple to London Paddington is right for you.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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