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There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to Bodmin by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

£29 - £150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Bodmin National Express

£6 - £8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Bodmin 63.6 miles

£9 - £14

Exeter to Bodmin by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Bodmin is around 2h 32m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 51m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and Transport for Cornwall, the Exeter to Bodmin service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Bodmin, Priory House. Typically 143 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 32m
Fastest journey time:
1h 51m
Journey distance:
83 miles
Services per week:
143
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:11
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Bodmin train and bus schedules

Departing Friday, July 30, 2021

Exeter → Bodmin
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The most affordable way to get from Exeter to Bodmin is to bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Bodmin is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Bodmin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Exeter and Bodmin is 56 miles. The road distance is 63.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Bodmin without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £29 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Exeter to Bodmin, including transfers.

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Exeter to Bodmin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Bodmin is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £29 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Bodmin is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Exeter to Bodmin.

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  • Distance: 55.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Bodmin, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway hourly. Tickets cost £29 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 57m. CrossCountry also services this route once daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Bodmin once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
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 Exeter Sidwell St to Bodmin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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