There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Exeter by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to Exeter  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Exeter (EXT) BHD - EXT

$63 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Exeter

$51 - $69

6 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

$92 - $224

Car ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids

$236 - $356

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids

$151 - $213

Car ferry, train via Carlisle  •  16 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  5. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids

$272 - $407

Car ferry, train #2  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Thomas

$160 - $263

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Exeter

$134 - $189

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Exeter is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Exeter is to fly which costs £45 - £230 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Exeter is 287 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Belfast to Exeter, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Exeter via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Exeter, England?

Flybe flies from Belfast to Exeter 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 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 Thomas
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Bus operators
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 Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$224

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