There are 7 ways to get from Aberdeen to Exeter by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Aberdeen to Exeter  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Exeter (EXT) ABZ - EXT

$83 - $238

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow to Exeter

$65 - $90

5 alternative options

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT

$99 - $305

Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Bristol (BRS) ABZ - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

$134 - $459

Train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Exeter St Davids

$220 - $340

Night train, train  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids

$165 - $275

Drive  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Exeter 578.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Exeter is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 16 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Exeter is to fly and train which costs £100 - £350 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Exeter via Broxden, Park and Ride and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Exeter St Davids. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Exeter is 450 miles. The road distance is 578.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 10 h 20 min and costs £170 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Aberdeen to Exeter, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Exeter bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Exeter train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Exeter is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs £60 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £170 - £260 and takes 10 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 16 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Aberdeen to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 450 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Exeter, England?

Flybe, KLM and Aer Lingus fly from Aberdeen to Exeter every 3 hours. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Aberdeen to Exeter once daily. Tickets cost $220 - $340 and the journey takes 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Birmingham, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
ScotRail
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $340
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$130 - $200
Anytime Single
$220 - $340
Off-Peak Single
$260 - $390
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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