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York to Barnstaple by train

  • First train
    05:59
  • Last train
    23:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 58m
  • Distance
    379 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 41m
  • Train operators

Travelling from York to Barnstaple by train

Fast trains from York to Barnstaple take around 5 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 379 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Barnstaple.

1. Are there direct trains from York to Barnstaple?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from York 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 20 departures.

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

The York to Barnstaple train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Barnstaple is usually scheduled to depart York around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 06:20, and the last at 23:17.

When to book York 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 York to Barnstaple by train.

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Which train companies operate between York and Barnstaple?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

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

Barnstaple to York by train

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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.