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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Maesteg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Maesteg

£62 - £277

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Port Talbot National Express

£12 - £15

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Train via Taunton  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Maesteg

£61 - £171

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Maesteg 131.3 miles

£20 - £30

Exeter to Maesteg by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Maesteg is around 4h 31m and covers a distance of around 142 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 51m. Operated by CrossCountry, First Great Western Service and Transport for Wales, the Exeter to Maesteg train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Maesteg. Typically 86 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 31m
Fastest train time:
2h 51m
Train distance:
142 miles
Trains per week:
86
Cheapest price:
£62
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:06
Last train departs at:
22:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Maesteg train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, August 5, 2021

Exeter → Maesteg
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Maesteg is 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from Exeter to Maesteg is to bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Maesteg is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Maesteg station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Maesteg, Bus Station via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Port Talbot, Bus Station 8. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Maesteg. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Maesteg via Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Exeter and Maesteg is 62 miles. The road distance is 131.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Maesteg without a car is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £60 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Exeter to Maesteg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Maesteg is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs £60 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Maesteg.
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  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Maesteg, Wales?

You can take a train from Exeter to Maesteg via Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central in around 3h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Maesteg via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Port Talbot, Bus Station 8 in around 6h 20m.

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 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
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 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Port Talbot
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Exeter to Maesteg bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Port Talbot station.

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Exeter to Maesteg train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Maesteg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Maesteg is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Exeter to Maesteg.

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