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There are 7 ways to get from Exeter to Cavan by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861

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Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  4. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
  5. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861

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Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Exeter to Pembroke
  2. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cavan

Fly Exeter to Belfast City, bus

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Belfast City (BHD)
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport, stop 111931 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861

Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Dublin, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB)
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport, stop 111931 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861

Exeter to Cavan by train, walk, car ferry and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Cavan is around 21h 54m and covers a distance of around 799 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8h 59m. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 28m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Transport for Wales, Stena Line and others, the Exeter to Cavan service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 54m
Layover time:
8h 59m
Total time:
21h 54m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
15h 28m
Journey distance:
799 km
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€217
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Cavan train, walk, car ferry and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Cavan is to train and fly and bus which costs £55 - £280 and takes 6h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Cavan is to fly and bus which takes 6h 35m and costs £50 - £260.

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The distance between Exeter and Cavan is 447 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Cavan without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 16h 8m and costs £180 - £250.

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It takes approximately 16h 8m to get from Exeter to Cavan, including transfers.

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

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Cavan. Prices start at €87 per night.

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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 Cavan.
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  • Distance: 446.8 km
  • Duration: 16h 8m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Cavan, IE-CN, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Cavan. However, you can take the train to Cardiff Central, take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the line 53 bus to Mabbot Street, stop 4380, take the walk to Busáras, stop 135001, then take the bus to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Exeter to Cavan via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Liverpool, Isle of Man Douglas, Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Mabbot Street, stop 4380, and Busáras, stop 135001 in around 19h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €550
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €95
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€80 - €110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€14 - €18
Anytime Day 1st Class
€24 - €35
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€75 - €90
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €30
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport, stop 111931 to Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
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
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Translink UK
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€34 - €38
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€34 - €38
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €70
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

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