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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to New Forest by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Hungerford

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5h 52m

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

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Marlborough, St Thomas Mores Church X5

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Exeter to New Forest 129.1 miles

Exeter to New Forest by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and New Forest is around 7h 43m and covers a distance of around 122 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 46m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 43m. Operated by First Great Western Service and Salisbury Reds, the Exeter to New Forest service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Marlborough, Savernake Hospital. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 56m
Layover time:
5h 46m
Total time:
7h 43m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 43m
Journey distance:
122 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:52
Last service departs at:
05:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to New Forest train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to New Forest is to bus and night bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to New Forest is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to New Forest station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Marlborough, Police Station via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Swindon, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Exeter and New Forest is 93 miles. The road distance is 129.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to New Forest without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs £40 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Exeter to New Forest, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to New Forest bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swindon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to New Forest is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Exeter to New Forest.

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  • Distance: 92.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and New Forest, Wiltshire, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Hungerford once daily. Tickets cost £40 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 38m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Hungerford
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Marlborough, St Thomas Mores Church
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Salisbury Reds
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Night bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swindon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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