There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Dorset by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Dorchester National Express

$13 - $16

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Yeovil Junction
  2. Take the train from Yeovil Junction to Dorchester West

$29 - $43

Train, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Axminster
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Dorchester, Brewery Square X51

$20 - $28

Bus via Axminster, Rail Station  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Rail Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Dorchester, Brewery Square X51

$19 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dorset 60.7 miles

$13 - $19

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

National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Dorset once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Exeter to Dorset via Yeovil Junction, Dorchester West, and Dorchester, Trinity Street in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Yeovil Junction
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Yeovil Junction to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Exeter Central to Axminster
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Exeter to Dorset?

The distance between Exeter and Dorset is 84 km. The road distance is 97 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dorset?

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dorset is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Exeter to Dorset?

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Dorset is to drive which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £9 - £14.

Is there a direct bus between Exeter and Dorset?

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Exeter to Dorset?

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Exeter to Dorset, including transfers.