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

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

Car ferry, train via Crewe  •  11 h 15 min

  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

$168 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Exeter National Express

$35 - $45

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Car ferry, train Arriva Trains Wales  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Exeter St Davids

$173 - $257

Car ferry, train Arriva Trains Wales #2  •  12 h 40 min

  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 Thomas

$188 - $292

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 41 min

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

$103 - $142

Fly Dublin to Exeter  •  4 h 10 min

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

$63 - $197

Train to Belfast City, fly to Exeter  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Exeter (EXT) BHD - EXT

$99 - $350

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$79 - $237

Fly Dublin to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 55 min

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

$100 - $303

Fly Dublin to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$116 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Exeter is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Exeter is to fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Exeter is 345 km.

It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Dublin to Exeter, including transfers.

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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 via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 215.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

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

Flybe flies from Dublin to Exeter once daily.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
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
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Thomas
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
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
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
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 - $160
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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