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

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Train  •  4h 36m

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

£106 - £243

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Bus  •  7h 48m

  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 Warrington Interchange Uk021

£17 - £24

3 alternative options

Train via Cardiff  •  6h 41m

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

£115 - £180

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Runcorn 239.2 miles

£35 - £55

Fly, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Runcorn

£64 - £324

Exeter to Runcorn by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Runcorn is around 4h 54m and covers a distance of around 241 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 54m. Operated by CrossCountry and London Midland, the Exeter to Runcorn train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Runcorn. Typically 71 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 54m
Fastest train time:
3h 54m
Train distance:
241 miles
Trains per week:
71
Cheapest price:
£106
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Runcorn train schedules

Exeter → Runcorn
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to bus which costs £17 - £25 and takes 7h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Runcorn is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 55m.

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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 New Street Station and Warrington, Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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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 36m.

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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 36m and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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 which takes 4h 36m and costs £100 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 7h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Runcorn.
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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Runcorn via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham New Street Station, and Warrington, Bus Interchange in around 7h 48m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Train operators
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 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £32
Train from Crewe to Runcorn
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £11
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
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
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Warrington Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Exeter to Runcorn bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Warrington Interchange station.

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

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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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Blue Islands Limited and Aer Lingus offer flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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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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