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There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Exeter by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Car ferry, train via Crewe  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids

£166 - £609

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to EXETER Sidwell St National Express

£18 - £23

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Car ferry, train  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids

£175 - £364

Car ferry, train #2  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Taunton
  4. Take the train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids

£178 - £449

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Exeter

£80 - £194

Fly Dublin to Exeter  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Exeter (EXT) DUB - EXT

£73 - £173

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  5h 4m

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

£55 - £247

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

£81 - £287

Fly Dublin to Birmingham, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids

£97 - £395

Fly Dublin to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUB - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids

£85 - £295

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Exeter is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 19€ - 26€ and takes 14h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Exeter is to fly which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at EXETER Sidwell St via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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The distance between Dublin and Exeter is 215 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Exeter without a car is to car ferry and train via Crewe which takes 10h 55m and costs 180€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 10h 55m to get from Dublin to Exeter, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Dublin to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at EXETER Sidwell St station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 215.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 55m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Exeter, England?

Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Exeter 4 times a week.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £1,200
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £260
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £260
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £140
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£14 - £70
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£100 - £150
Website
tfw.wales
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £22
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £22
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £95
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Cardiff Central to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £30
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £65
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £140
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to EXETER Sidwell St
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £14
Website
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£30 - £34
car
£92
Passenger
£37

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