Bideford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bideford

With a population of 16,624, Bideford is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Bideford

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Beaver Inn (Appledore) and El Toro Loco (Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping Cloverly Road) are great picks.

When to visit Bideford

Bideford in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bideford in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bideford


Although Bideford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 64 km from Bideford.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bideford, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Bideford to London takes 2h 17m and costs around $69 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $262 for a 4h 06m trip.


Another option to get to Bideford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 289 km from Bideford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bideford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Bideford takes 169 km and will cost you around $27. From London, the ticket costs about $60 for a journey of 354 km.

Airports near Bideford

Airlines serving Bideford

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British Airways
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Air France
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Aegean Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Bideford

Hiring a car in Bideford

Expect to pay $3.21 per litre in Bideford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.48 and $51.30. The most frequently booked car type in Bideford is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota Aygo or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.