Salisbury to Barnstaple by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    22:52
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 6m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 26m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Salisbury to Barnstaple by train

Fast trains from Salisbury to Barnstaple take around 3 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salisbury and Barnstaple.

1. Are there direct trains from Salisbury to Barnstaple?

Journeys between Salisbury and Barnstaple usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Salisbury to Barnstaple every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Salisbury to Barnstaple?

The Salisbury to Barnstaple train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Salisbury to Barnstaple train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Barnstaple is usually scheduled to depart Salisbury around 05:55 and the last train is around 22:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salisbury around 06:15, and the last at 22:52.

When to book Salisbury to Barnstaple train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Salisbury to Barnstaple by train.

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Which train companies operate between Salisbury and Barnstaple?

More than one train company operates on the route from Salisbury to Barnstaple, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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