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There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Runcorn by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street Plymouth - Edinburgh / ...
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Runcorn Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 57m

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

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Train via Cardiff  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central Plymouth - Cardiff Central / ...
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly / ...

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Runcorn 239.2 miles

Fly from Exeter  •  4h 28m

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

Exeter to Runcorn by train

98 Weekly Trains
4h 38m Average Duration
£106 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to drive which costs £65 - £95 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to drive which costs £65 - £95 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Runcorn. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Runcorn via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Exeter and Runcorn is 185 miles. The road distance is 239.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Runcorn without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Exeter to Runcorn, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £100 - £250. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £80 - £260 and takes 4h 28m.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Runcorn train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Runcorn station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Runcorn.
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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Runcorn, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Runcorn via Birmingham New Street in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, Blue Islands Limited, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Exeter to Runcorn once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Glasgow, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Bristol, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Bristol, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £170
Flights from Exeter to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
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
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Runcorn
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £32
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 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Runcorn is 239 miles. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Exeter to Runcorn.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 267+ hotels available in Runcorn. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs £17 - £21.

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