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

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Bus  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road to Launceston, Westgate Street 6A
  2. Take the bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Victoria, Cornwall Services 211

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Par

£35 - £153

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Cornwall 69.6 miles

£10 - £16

Exeter to Cornwall by bus

The bus journey time between Exeter and Cornwall is around 13h 37m and covers a distance of around 72 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 18m. Operated by Stagecoach South West and First Kernow, the Exeter to Cornwall bus service departs from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road and arrives in Victoria, Cornwall Services. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 37m
Fastest bus time:
13h 18m
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:09
Last bus departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Cornwall bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Cornwall is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Cornwall is to drive. Taking this option will cost £10 - £16 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road and arriving at Victoria, Cornwall Services via Launceston, Westgate Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Luxulyan via Par. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Exeter and Cornwall is 58 miles. The road distance is 69.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Cornwall without a car is to bus which takes 3h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Exeter to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Exeter to Cornwall bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road station.

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Exeter to Cornwall train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Cornwall is to bus which takes 3h 9m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 21m.

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  • Distance: 58 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Cornwall via Launceston, Westgate Street in around 3h 9m. Alternatively, First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Par hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £40 and the journey takes 2h 10m. CrossCountry also services this route once daily.

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 Par
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £75
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Mount Dinham, Bonhay Road to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach South West
First Kernow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Victoria, Cornwall Services
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
First Kernow

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Exeter to Cornwall bus services, operated by First Kernow, arrive at Victoria, Cornwall Services station.

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Exeter to Cornwall train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Par station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Cornwall is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Exeter to Cornwall.

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