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There are 12 ways to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres by train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv

310€ - 734€

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Bus  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Lille, Europe 452
  3. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Perpignan Gare 530

68€ - 113€

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Train, night bus  •  29h 2m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the night bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan

137€ - 240€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 56m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Port-Vendres

169€ - 291€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 20m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Port-Vendres

317€ - 396€

Train to Bristol, fly to Perpignan  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Perpignan (PGF) BRS - PGF

196€ - 780€

Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Port Vendres Ville

102€ - 378€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Toulouse, train  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Toulouse (TLS) LHR - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Port Vendres Ville

152€ - 436€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona, train  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan

149€ - 374€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan

150€ - 318€

Fly Exeter to Perpignan  •  13h 36m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Perpignan (PGF) EXT - PGF

190€ - 522€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Marseille, train  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Marseille (MRS) LHR - MRS
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Port Vendres Ville

174€ - 473€

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres is to bus which costs £60 - £110 and takes 28h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres is to train and fly which costs £90 - £350 and takes 10h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Port-Vendres. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at PORT VENDRES - Obélisque via London, Lille, Europe and PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Port-Vendres. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Port Vendres Ville via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe and Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 21m.

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The distance between Exeter and Port-Vendres is 1042 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres without a car is to train which takes 14h 21m and costs £280 - £700.

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It takes approximately 14h 21m to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres, including transfers.

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Exeter to Port-Vendres bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Port-Vendres train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres is to train which takes 14h 21m and costs £280 - £700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £110 and takes 28h 50m, you could also fly, which costs £170 - £480 and takes 13h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Port-Vendres.
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  • Distance: 1042.4 km
  • Duration: 14h 21m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Port-Vendres, France?

You can take a train from Exeter to Port-Vendres via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Perpignan in around 14h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Port-Vendres via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Lille, Europe, Perpignan Gare, and PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle in around 28h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 480€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Perpignan via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Flights from Bristol to Perpignan via Biarritz, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Exeter to Perpignan via Dublin, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 500€
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Perpignan via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
Flights from Exeter to Perpignan via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 1000€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bristol to Perpignan via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 700€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
65€ - 85€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 160€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 70€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
50€ - 70€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
50€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
22€ - 27€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 50€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
150€ - 180€
1st Class
180€ - 220€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
145€
Website
Eurotunnel
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Narbonne to Port Vendres Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 19€
Rail 1st Class
20€ - 30€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 75€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lille, Europe to Perpignan Gare
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
25€ - 35€
Car
45€ - 70€

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Perpignan Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 10m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Port-Vendres bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Perpignan Gare station.

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Port-Vendres is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 1:41 AM in Exeter and 2:41 AM in Port-Vendres.

Exeter to Port-Vendres train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Perpignan station.

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KLM, Volotea, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Perpignan Airport.

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There are 628+ hotels available in Port-Vendres. Prices start at 87€ 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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