There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Leeds by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Leeds

$110 - $170

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Bus National Express  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

$23 - $30

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Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Sidwell Street to Birmingham, Navigation Street M36
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M34 / ...

$48 - $78

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Leeds 279.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$76 - $219

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$74 - $324

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 2 min

  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 Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

$120 - $307

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 39 min

  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 Leeds

$108 - $345

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Leeds. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Leeds is 230 miles. The road distance is 279.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Leeds without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs .

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The train from Exeter St Davids to Leeds takes 4 h 37 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Exeter to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Leeds is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Exeter to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 229.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Exeter to Leeds every 3 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Leeds once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Sidwell Street to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Exeter to Leeds train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Leeds is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from Exeter to Leeds.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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