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

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Dorchester National Express

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$15 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dorset 60.7 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dorset is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Dorset is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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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 15 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Dorset is 53 miles. The road distance is 60.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dorset without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £6 - £9.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Exeter to Dorset, including transfers.

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Exeter to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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Exeter to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Dorset is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Exeter to Dorset.

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There are 478+ hotels available in Dorset. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 52.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Dorset once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h.

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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.

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+44 08717 818178
Bus from Exeter to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
2 h
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12

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