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Whether you’re heading to the port town to see friends or visit family, you’ll find that taking the train from Exeter to Barnstaple is the easiest way to get there.  

If you’re ready to plan your trip, take a look at our live departures board below. Here, you’ll find the latest information and train times so you can book your tickets from Exeter to Barnstaple. Plus, we’ve rounded up some top money-saving tips to help you get a better deal on your rail fare.

Journey information from Exeter to Barnstaple

  • How long is the average journey duration from Exeter to Barnstaple? 1 hour 14 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Exeter to Barnstaple? 1 hour 11 minutes
  • When is the first train from Exeter to Barnstaple? 08:04
  • When is the last train from Exeter to Barnstaple? 22:50
  • How many services run for Exeter to Barnstaple today? 15

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets

Book direct

Book your train tickets from Exeter to Barnstaple direct with us and you’ll only ever pay for your fare. Unlike other providers, we don’t charge booking or admin fees, so you can stick to your travel budget.

Go Off-Peak

If you want to save money, skip the commuter crowds and enjoy cheaper travel with an Off-Peak ticket – ideal if you can be flexible about when you travel.

Go together

If you’re taking the train from Exeter to Barnstaple with a group of friends, you could save on your trip. GroupSave gets you as much as 34% off your ticket price if you’re travelling Off-Peak and in a group of 3-9 adults.

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