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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Melrose by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Berwick-upon-Tweed
  2. Take the bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station to Melrose, Market Square 67 / ...

£194 - £447

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95

£29 - £40

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Train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£196 - £615

Train, bus via Manchester  •  13h 15m

  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 Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95

£162 - £235

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Melrose 407 miles

£60 - £90

Fly Exeter to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£81 - £373

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£73 - £376

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the bus from Airport, Newcastle Airport Terminal to Jedburgh Bus Station

Fly Exeter to Glasgow, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£208 - £680

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, bus  •  7h 11m

  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 bus from Airport, Newcastle Airport Terminal to Jedburgh Bus Station

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

£89 - £413

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Melrose is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Melrose is to fly and train which costs £80 - £380 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Melrose. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Carlisle, The Courts and Galashiels, Transport Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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The distance between Exeter and Melrose is 340 miles. The road distance is 407 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Melrose without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 8m and costs £190 - £450.

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from Exeter to Melrose, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Melrose is to train which takes 9h 28m and costs £190 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Exeter to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Galashiels, Transport Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Melrose.
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  • Distance: 340.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 8m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Melrose, The Scottish Borders, Scotland?

You can take a train from Exeter to Melrose via Birmingham New Street, Edinburgh, Tweedbank, and Tweedbank Station in around 9h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Melrose via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Carlisle, Carlisle, The Courts, and Galashiels, Transport Interchange in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £300
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£28 - £300
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £100
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£180 - £440
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £230
Anytime Day 1st Class
£310 - £440
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £150
Anytime Day 1st Class
£220 - £320
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station to Melrose, Market Square
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Borders Buses
Bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Borders Buses
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Peter Hogg
Phone
01835 863755
Email
annie@petestaxis.co.uk
Website
roadhoggs.net
Bus from Airport, Newcastle Airport Terminal to Jedburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Peter Hogg
Peter Hogg of Jedburgh
Phone
01835 863755
Website
petestaxis.co.uk
Bus from Airport, Newcastle Airport Terminal to Jedburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Peter Hogg of Jedburgh

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Melrose is 407 miles. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Exeter to Melrose.

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Melrose. 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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