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Train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Rhyl

£118 - £415

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Bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange Uk021

£18 - £25

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Train via Newport  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Chester

£105 - £241

Train #2  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Rhyl

£124 - £267

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Holywell 234.3 miles

£35 - £55

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train, line 11 bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the line 11 bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street to Holywell, Bus Station

£79 - £321

Fly Exeter to Liverpool  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Liverpool (LPL) EXT - LPL

£152 - £383

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  9h 17m

  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 Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

£133 - £399

Train to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

£103 - £238

Exeter to Holywell by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Holywell is around 9h 19m and covers a distance of around 286 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 13m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, London Midland and others, the Exeter to Holywell service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Holywell, Bank Place. Typically 29 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 19m
Fastest journey time:
6h 13m
Journey distance:
286 miles
Services per week:
29
Cheapest price:
£118
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Holywell train and bus schedules

Exeter → Holywell
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Holywell is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 8h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Holywell is to drive. Taking this option will cost £35 - £55 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Holywell station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Holywell, Bus Station via Birmingham New Street Station and Chester, Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 48m.

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The distance between Exeter and Holywell is 178 miles. The road distance is 234.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Holywell without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs £110 - £420.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Exeter to Holywell, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Holywell is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs £110 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £26 and takes 8h 48m, you could also fly, which costs £150 - £390 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Exeter to Holywell bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chester Bus Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Holywell.
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  • Distance: 177.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Holywell, Wales?

You can take a train from Exeter to Holywell via Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Rhyl, and Rhyl, Bus Station in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Holywell via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham New Street Station, and Chester, Bus Interchange in around 8h 48m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Newcastle, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,000
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Glasgow, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£260 - £950
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £360
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Edinburgh, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,100
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
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 Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Crewe to Rhyl
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £23
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Rhyl
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Chester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Rhyl
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£27 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
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
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
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
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street to Holywell, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Arriva Cymru

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Holywell is 234 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Exeter to Holywell.

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Blue Islands Limited and Aer Lingus offer flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 418+ hotels available in Holywell. 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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