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Train via Birmingham  •  6h 45m

  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 Colne

£124 - £371

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Bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£14 - £18

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Train, bus  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Burnley, Bus Station X43

Train  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly

£117 - £160

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Colne 277.9 miles

£40 - £65

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  5h 58m

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

£74 - £390

Train to Newquay, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) NQY - LBA

£174 - £327

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Colne

£138 - £306

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train, bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Keighley
  4. Take the bus from Keighley, Bus Station stand H to Colne, Bus Station

Train to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Colne

£111 - £254

Exeter to Colne by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Colne is around 6h 35m and covers a distance of around 298 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 40m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail, the Exeter to Colne train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Colne. Typically 57 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 35m
Fastest train time:
5h 40m
Train distance:
298 miles
Trains per week:
57
Cheapest price:
£124
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:25
Last train departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Colne train schedules

Exeter → Colne
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Colne is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Colne is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Colne station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Colne, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street and Burnley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Colne. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Colne via Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Exeter and Colne is 225 miles. The road distance is 277.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Colne without a car is to train via Birmingham which takes 6h 45m and costs £120 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Exeter to Colne, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Colne train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Colne is to train via Birmingham which takes 6h 45m and costs £120 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 9h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Colne.
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  • Distance: 225.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Colne, Lancashire, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Colne via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Colne via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street, and Burnley, Bus Station in around 9h 27m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £490
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £490
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
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 29m
Frequency
Every 2 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 Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £170
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Colne
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £27
Train from Leeds to Keighley
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£9 - £13
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
Train from Leeds to Keighley
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£2 - £55
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
Bus operators
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Bus from Keighley, Bus Station stand H to Colne, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
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
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Exeter to Colne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Exeter to Colne train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Colne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Colne is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Exeter to Colne.

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Blue Islands Limited and Aer Lingus offer flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester 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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