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There are 12 ways to get from Exeter to Island of Skye by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Exeter to Glasgow, bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

£96 - £280

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Bus  •  16h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

£41 - £55

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Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7h 26m

  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 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

£80 - £293

Fly Exeter to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
  3. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station

£96 - £374

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  9h 21m

  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 Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  4. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

£140 - £298

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness, bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV) BRS - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal

£94 - £408

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  9h 2m

  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 Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
  4. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station

£83 - £327

Train, bus via Birmingham  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

£187 - £628

Train  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  5. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

£192 - £676

Train, night train  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William

£277 - £585

Train, bus  •  15h 25m

  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 Glasgow Central
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

£201 - £287

Drive  •  9h 18m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Fort William 549.3 miles

£85 - £130

Exeter → Island of Skye
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Island of Skye is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 16h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Island of Skye is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost £95 - £280 and takes 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Island of Skye station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Island of Skye. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Fort William via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 31m.

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The distance between Exeter and Island of Skye is 470 miles. The road distance is 549.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Island of Skye without a car is to train and bus via Birmingham which takes 12h 9m and costs £180 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Exeter to Island of Skye, including transfers.

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Exeter to Island of Skye bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Island of Skye train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Island of Skye is to train which takes 13h 31m and costs £190 - £700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 16h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Island of Skye.
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  • Distance: 470.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Island of Skye, Highland, Scotland?

You can take a train from Exeter to Fort William via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Crianlarich in around 13h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Fort William via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Buchanan Bus Station in around 16h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £250
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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £470
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£230 - £550
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£230 - £280
Anytime Day 1st Class
£390 - £550
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
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
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 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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £50
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£27 - £35
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
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
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

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

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Exeter to Island of Skye bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Exeter to Island of Skye train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Fort William station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Island of Skye is 549 miles. It takes approximately 9h 18m to drive from Exeter to Island of Skye.

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Island of Skye. 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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