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There are 7 ways to get from Exeter to County Durham by train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via London  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Darlington

£90 - £338

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Train to Bristol, fly to Durham, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Durham (MME) BRS - MME
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland

£65 - £466

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Train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Darlington

£153 - £366

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Exeter to County Durham 342.8 miles

£50 - £75

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland

£77 - £377

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  4. Take the train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland

£67 - £390

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle  •  8h 44m

  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 Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

£131 - £475

Exeter → County Durham
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to County Durham is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to County Durham is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to County Durham. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Bishop Auckland via Paddington, London Kings Cross and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Exeter and County Durham is 284 miles. The road distance is 342.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to County Durham without a car is to train via London which takes 6h 28m and costs £90 - £340.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Exeter to County Durham, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Exeter to County Durham train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to County Durham is 343 miles. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Exeter to County Durham.

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  • Distance: 284 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and County Durham, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to County Durham via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Darlington in around 6h 28m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Flights from Bristol to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £170
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
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 London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £160
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £250
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Darlington
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£140 - £180
Anytime Day 1st Class
£250 - £360
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
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 Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£5 - £7
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £10
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £80
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 227+ hotels available in County Durham. Prices start at £75 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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