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 April
Estimated hotel price
£71
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bideford in April
Estimated hotel price
£71
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bideford

Plane

Although Bideford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 40 miles from Bideford. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, Blue Islands and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Bideford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bideford, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Bideford to London takes 2h 27m and costs around £73 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £43 for a 2h 51m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Bideford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 180 miles from Bideford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bideford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Bideford takes 135 miles and will cost you around £14. From London, the ticket costs about £32 for a journey of 195 miles.

Plane

Although Bideford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 40 miles from Bideford. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, Blue Islands and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Bideford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bideford, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Bideford to London takes 2h 27m and costs around £73 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £43 for a 2h 51m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Bideford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 180 miles from Bideford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bideford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Bideford takes 135 miles and will cost you around £14. From London, the ticket costs about £32 for a journey of 195 miles.

Airports near Bideford

Airlines serving Bideford

KLM
Good (806 reviews)
SWISS
Good (910 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,190 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (961 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (804 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (364 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (686 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (764 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,420 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,468 reviews)
GOL
Good (671 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (470 reviews)
Vueling
Good (801 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (145 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (525 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (83 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Okay (12 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (99 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bideford

Average rates range from around £112 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £189 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bideford

Most booked hotels in Bideford

The Hoops Inn & Country Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
£86+
Hartland Quay Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£113+
The Seagate
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£76+
West Beach - Holiday Apartments
0 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£70+
The Royal Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£55+
Durrant House Hotel
3 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
£79+

Hiring a car in Bideford

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 32% more expensive than at Exeter.

Expect to pay £1.43 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 £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Bideford is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Class Mini Car or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 32% more expensive than at Exeter.

Expect to pay £1.43 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 £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Bideford is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Class Mini Car or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.