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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Runcorn by train, bus or car

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Train via Birmingham  •  4h 12m

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

£100 - £246

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from EXETER Sidwell St to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to Warrington National Express

£16 - £22

2 alternative options

Train  •  7h 38m

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

£112 - £202

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Runcorn 239.3 miles

£35 - £60

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Runcorn. However, there are services departing from EXETER Sidwell St and arriving at Runcorn High Street- Stand A via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth and Warrington, Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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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 12m.

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The distance between Exeter and Runcorn is 185 miles. The road distance is 239.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Runcorn without a car is to train via Birmingham which takes 4h 12m and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Exeter to Runcorn, including transfers.

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

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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 via Birmingham which takes 4h 12m and costs £100 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Runcorn.
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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Runcorn via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth and Warrington, Bus Interchange in around 8h 30m.

Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Runcorn
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £95
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
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 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to Warrington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Exeter to Runcorn bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Warrington station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Runcorn is 239 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Exeter to Runcorn.

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