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There are 4 ways to get from Dorchester to Exeter by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester to Exeter National Express

$8 - $12

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Train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Dorchester West to Yeovil Junction
  2. Take the train from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central

$24 - $65

Bus, train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  2. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter Central

$15 - $31

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Dorchester to Exeter 54.2 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Dorchester to Exeter is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Dorchester to Exeter is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dorchester and arriving at Exeter. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dorchester to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Dorchester West and arriving at Exeter Central via Yeovil Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Dorchester and Exeter is 48 miles. The road distance is 54.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Dorchester to Exeter without a car is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from Dorchester to Exeter takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Dorchester to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dorchester station.

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Dorchester to Exeter train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Dorchester West station.

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The best way to get from Dorchester to Exeter is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £18 - £50 and takes 2h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Dorchester to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 48.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Dorchester, Dorset, England and Exeter, England?

National Express operates a bus from Dorchester to Exeter once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dorchester to Exeter via Yeovil Junction in around 2h 19m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Dorchester West to Yeovil Junction
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Axminster to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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 Dorchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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

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Dorchester to Exeter train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Exeter Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dorchester to Exeter is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Dorchester to Exeter.

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