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There are 7 ways to get from Exeter to Lancashire by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston

£119 - £364

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Bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11

£20 - £31

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Train via Manchester  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

£136 - £384

Train #2  •  8h 56m

  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 Salford Central to Langho

£128 - £180

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Lancashire 270.9 miles

£40 - £60

Fly from Exeter, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Bolton to Langho

£64 - £386

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  7h 46m

  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

£113 - £504

Exeter to Lancashire by trains

The train journey time between Exeter and Lancashire is around 6h 26m and covers a distance of around 286 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 16m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail, the Exeter to Lancashire train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Langho. Typically 57 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 26m
Fastest train time:
5h 16m
Trains per week:
57
Cheapest price:
£119
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Lancashire train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Lancashire is to bus which costs £20 - £35 and takes 10h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Lancashire is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Lancashire. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Copster Green, Wheatley Farm via Birmingham, Navigation Street and Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Lancashire. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Langho via Birmingham New Street, Preston and Blackburn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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The distance between Exeter and Lancashire is 220 miles. The road distance is 270.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Lancashire without a car is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs £110 - £370.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Exeter to Lancashire, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Lancashire is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs £110 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £35 and takes 10h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Lancashire.
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  • Distance: 220.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Lancashire via Birmingham New Street, Preston, and Blackburn in around 6h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Lancashire via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Navigation Street, and Preston City Centre, Bus Station in around 10h 23m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
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 34m
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 Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Langho
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Salford Central to Langho
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Bolton to Langho
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £14
Great Western Railway
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
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
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
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK

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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 Lancashire bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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Exeter to Lancashire train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Lancashire is 271 miles. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Exeter to Lancashire.

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Blue Islands Limited offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Lancashire. 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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