There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter by train, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Exeter St Davids

$88 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Exeter National Express

$58 - $77

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter 201.3 miles

$40 - $65

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT

$87 - $273

Train to London City, fly  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$126 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Exeter is 174 miles. The road distance is 201.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport and arriving at Exeter via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Exeter, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Train from Long Eaton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 East Midlands Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com

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