Liverpool to Barnstaple by train

  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    23:43
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 40m
  • Distance
    270 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr
  • Train operators

Travelling from Liverpool to Barnstaple by train

Fast trains from Liverpool to Barnstaple take around 5 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 270 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Liverpool and Barnstaple.

1. Are there direct trains from Liverpool to Barnstaple?

Journeys between Liverpool and Barnstaple usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Liverpool to Barnstaple every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

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

The Liverpool to Barnstaple train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Barnstaple is usually scheduled to depart Liverpool around 05:26 and the last train is around 23:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Liverpool around 05:46, and the last at 19:34.

When to book Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Barnstaple by train.

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Which train companies operate between Liverpool and Barnstaple?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.