How to get from Exeter to Liverpool

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Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 34 min

$113 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$28 - $37

4 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 41 min

$130 - $221

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. 251.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. EXT - MAN

$68 - $206

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. BRS - CEG

$162 - $317

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Liverpool via Birmingham New Street in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Liverpool via Birmingham in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $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
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Chester to Liverpool Lime Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $17
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Liverpool Lime Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and Liverpool is 301 km. The road distance is 403 km.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Liverpool is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 7 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Liverpool is to drive which takes 4 h 7 min and costs £40 - £60.

No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Exeter to Liverpool, including transfers.