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

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Fly Belfast City to Exeter  •  3 h 10 min

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

$59 - $295

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$94 - $226

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
  4. Take the train from Stafford to Exeter St Davids

$135 - $320

Car ferry, train via Glasgow Central  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
  4. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Exeter St Davids

$326 - $538

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Exeter

$66 - $82

Train, car ferry, night train  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the night train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids

$229 - $347

Bus, car ferry, train, night train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the night train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids

$208 - $317

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Exeter

$81 - $206

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Exeter is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £65 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 10 min.

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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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The distance between Belfast and Exeter is 287 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Exeter without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 12 h 16 min and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Belfast to Exeter, including transfers.

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Belfast to Exeter bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 287.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

Flybe flies from Belfast to Exeter 3 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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stafford to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $130
Train from Wolverhampton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Night train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 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
$16 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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