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London Paddington to Barnstaple by train

It takes an average of 5h 9m to travel from London Paddington to Barnstaple by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (275 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Barnstaple and tickets for this journey start from £33.50 when you book in advance.

First train

04:23

Last train

00:31

Departure station

London Paddington

Arrival station

Barnstaple

Journey time

From 3h 21m

Distance

171 miles (275 km)

Frequency

42 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £33.50

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Taking the train from London Paddington to Barnstaple in 3 hours 21 minutes

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

It usually takes around 5 hours 9 minutes to travel the 171 miles (275 km) from London Paddington to Barnstaple by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 42 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 Barnstaple. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from London Paddington to Barnstaple 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 Barnstaple by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington to Barnstaple? 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 London Paddington to Barnstaple take?

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Barnstaple is 5 hours and 9 minutes, with around 42 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 London Paddington and Barnstaple by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Barnstaple is 3 hours and 21 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Barnstaple 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 London Paddington to Barnstaple?

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

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

The first train from London Paddington to Barnstaple leaves at 04:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Paddington to Barnstaple leaves at 00:31. 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 London Paddington and Barnstaple by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Barnstaple 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 Barnstaple to London Paddington.

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Barnstaple

Train tickets from London Paddington to Barnstaple 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 London Paddington to Barnstaple is right for you.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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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