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There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Liverpool by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 35 min

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

$111 - $162

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

$27 - $36

3 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chester

$122 - $214

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Liverpool 251.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$68 - $207

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

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

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

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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 35 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Liverpool is 188 miles. The road distance is 251.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £85 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Exeter to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Liverpool is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £85 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 188.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Liverpool via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Exeter to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Exeter to Liverpool train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Liverpool is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Exeter to Liverpool.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 631+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 29 min and costs £2 - £3.

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