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There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island) by train, ferry, bus, night bus 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, ferry, travel

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
  5. Travel from Tobermory, Ledaig car park to Barra Head (Island)

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Bus, night bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the night bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Castlebay Barra Ferry Terminal

Train, ferry via Preston

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Castlebay Barra Ferry Terminal

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Castlebay Barra Ferry Terminal

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell Street to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corran Ferry Junction
  3. Take the bus from Corran Ferry, Slipway to Kilchoan, Post Office
  4. Travel from Kilchoan, Post Office to Barra Head (Island)

Fly to Barra

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Barra (BRR)

Fly to Tiree, travel

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Tiree (TRE)
  2. Travel from Tiree to Barra Head (Island)

Fly to Benbecula, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Benbecula (BEB)
  2. Take the bus from Balivanich, Airport Terminal to Lochboisdale, Car Park
  3. Travel from Lochboisdale, Car Park to Barra Head (Island)

Exeter (EXT) to Barra (BRR) flights

The flight time between Exeter (EXT) and Barra (BRR) is around 23h 46m and covers a distance of around 467 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 58m. The fastest flight normally takes 21h 30m. Services are operated by Loganair and British Airways. Typically 17 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 48m
Layover time:
20h 58m
Total time:
23h 46m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
21h 30m
Flight distance:
467 miles
Flights per week:
17
Cheapest price:
£64
Carbon emissions:
247 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
11:55
Last flight departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter (EXT) to Barra (BRR) flight schedules

Exeter → Barra Head (Island)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barra Head (Island) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barra Head (Island) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Barra Head (Island) is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island) is to bus and night bus and ferry, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 23h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island) is to train and ferry via Preston which costs £200 - £700 and takes 18h 24m.

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The distance between Exeter and Barra Head (Island) is 453 miles.

The best way to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island) without a car is to train and ferry and travel which takes 17h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 17h 52m to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Barra Airport. The quickest flight takes 23h 35m and has one stopover.

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British Airways and Loganair offer flights from Exeter Airport to Barra Airport.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Barra Head (Island).
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  • Distance: 453.2 miles
  • Duration: 17h 52m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Barra Head (Island), Scotland?

Loganair and British Airways fly from Exeter to Barra Head (Island) twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Barra via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £550
Flights from Exeter to Barra via Belfast City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Flights from Exeter to Tiree via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
24h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Tiree via Belfast City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Exeter to Benbecula via Glasgow, Stornoway
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£440 - £1,200
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £150
Anytime Day 1st Class
£220 - £320
Train from Exeter St Davids to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£220 - £550
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£220 - £270
Anytime Day 1st Class
£380 - £550
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£280 - £380
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corran Ferry Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Shiel Buses
Phone
01967 431 272
Email
info@shielbuses.co.uk
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Corran Ferry, Slipway to Kilchoan, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Shiel Buses
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 Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Night bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
D A Travel
Phone
01878 700357
Email
info@datravel.co.uk
Website
datravel.co.uk
Bus from Balivanich, Airport Terminal to Lochboisdale, Car Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
D A Travel
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£3 - £4
Car
£13 - £16
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Castlebay Barra Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £16
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£14 - £16
Car
£75 - £90

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