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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Ilminster by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 30 bus  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Taunton, The Parade to Ilminster, Holly Cottage 30

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Ilminster 34.1 miles

£70 - £90

4 alternative options

Train, line 30 bus via Axminster  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Axminster
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Ilminster, Orchard Vale 30

Bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station 55A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House Superfast 2

Bus, line 30 bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square 4 / ...
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Ilminster, Orchard Vale 30

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Ilminster 34.1 miles

£5 - £8

Exeter to Ilminster by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Ilminster is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 43 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 17m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry, Great Northern and others, the Exeter to Ilminster service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Ilminster, Holly Cottage. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 30m
Fastest journey time:
1h 17m
Journey distance:
43 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:58
Last service departs at:
07:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Ilminster train and bus schedules

Exeter → Ilminster
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Ilminster is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Ilminster is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Ilminster. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, New North Road and arriving at Ilminster, Market House via Tiverton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Exeter and Ilminster is 31 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Ilminster without a car is to train and line 30 bus which takes 2h 17m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 17m to get from Exeter to Ilminster, including transfers.

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Exeter to Ilminster bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter City Centre, New North Road station.

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Exeter to Ilminster bus services, operated by Berrys Coaches, arrive at Ilminster, Market House station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Ilminster is 34 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Exeter to Ilminster.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Ilminster.
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  • Distance: 30.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Ilminster via Tiverton, Bus Station in around 2h 52m.

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 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
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Taunton, The Parade to Ilminster, Holly Cottage
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Ilminster, Orchard Vale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Ilminster, Orchard Vale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Dartline Coaches
Phone
01392 872900
Email
info@dartline-coaches.co.uk
Website
dartline-coaches.co.uk
Bus from Exeter City Centre, New North Road to Tiverton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dartline Coaches
Berrys Coaches
Phone
01823 331 356
Email
info@berryscoaches.co.uk
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Berrys Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Ilminster
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
ZCars
Phone
+44 1392 422 888
White Swan Taxis
Phone
+44 1392 278 784
Website
whiteswantaxis.co.uk
Exe Cars
Phone
+44 1392 555 555
Website
exetercars.com
Apple Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666 666
Website
appletaxisexeter.co.uk

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