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Train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

£155 - £482

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Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle National Express

£24 - £33

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Train via Manchester  •  10h 52m

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

£164 - £234

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dumfries 382.1 miles

£55 - £85

Fly Exeter to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Lockerbie

£96 - £353

Fly Exeter to Glasgow, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA
  2. Take the train from Barrhead to Dumfries

£92 - £309

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Lockerbie

£83 - £306

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Barrhead to Dumfries

£81 - £322

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

£83 - £373

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8h 9m

  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 Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

£73 - £386

Exeter to Dumfries by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Dumfries is around 8h 24m and covers a distance of around 392 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 18m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and First ScotRail Service, the Exeter to Dumfries train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Dumfries. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 24m
Fastest train time:
6h 18m
Train distance:
392 miles
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
£155
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:27
Last train departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Dumfries train schedules

Exeter → Dumfries
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dumfries is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Dumfries is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 6h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Dumfries, DG One A via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Carlisle, The Prince and Bear and Annan, Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Dumfries via Birmingham New Street and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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The distance between Exeter and Dumfries is 302 miles. The road distance is 382.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dumfries without a car is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs £150 - £490.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Exeter to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dumfries is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs £150 - £490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 302.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 51m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Dumfries, Scotland?

You can take a train from Exeter to Dumfries via Birmingham New Street and Carlisle in around 7h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Dumfries via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Carlisle, Carlisle, The Prince and Bear, and Annan, Stance 2 in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £460
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £120
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 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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Train from Barrhead to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
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 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
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Train from Haymarket to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £95
Bus operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Exeter to Dumfries bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Exeter to Dumfries train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dumfries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Dumfries is 382 miles. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Exeter to Dumfries.

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Dumfries. 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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