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There are 9 ways to get from Exeter to Neston by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Crewe  •  6h 8m

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

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Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange Uk021

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Train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General

Train #2  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Wrexham General

Bus, night bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Honiton Road to Bristol Bond St Plymouth Armada Bus Station - London Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Bristol Bond St to Liverpool One London Victoria Coach Station - Liverpool One

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Neston 254.3 miles

Fly Exeter to Liverpool  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Liverpool (LPL) EXT - LPL

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  5h 31m

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

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  8h 8m

  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 Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

Exeter to Neston by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Neston is around 6h 27m and covers a distance of around 251 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 31m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, London Midland and others, the Exeter to Neston service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Little Neston, Royal Oak. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 27m
Layover time:
2h
Total time:
6h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 31m
Journey distance:
251 miles
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Neston train, walk and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Neston is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Neston is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Neston. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Little Neston, Royal Oak via Birmingham New Street Station and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Neston. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Neston via Birmingham New Street and Wrexham General. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Exeter and Neston is 179 miles. The road distance is 254.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Neston without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 6h 8m and costs £100 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Exeter to Neston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Neston is to train via Crewe which takes 6h 8m and costs £100 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 9h 6m, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £310 and takes 6h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Neston.
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  • Distance: 179.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Neston, Cheshire, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Neston via Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Chester, and Chester, Bull & Stirrup in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Neston via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham New Street Station, and Chester Bus Interchange in around 9h 6m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Newcastle, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£250 - £650
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Glasgow, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Edinburgh, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £650
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £240
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
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £23
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
TransPennine Express Service
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £80
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Exeter Honiton Road to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Bristol Bond St to Liverpool One
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £23
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Neston bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chester Bus Interchange station.

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Exeter to Neston train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Wrexham General station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Neston is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Exeter to Neston.

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Ryanair, Blue Islands Limited, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Exeter Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Neston. 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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