There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Salcombe by train, taxi, bus, night bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Thomas to Paignton
  2. Take a taxi from Paignton to Salcombe

$135 - $176

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 164 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Exeter to Totnes National Express
  2. Take the line 164 bus from Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill to Salcombe, Onslow Road 164

$15 - $18

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Bus, line 164 bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill X64
  2. Take the line 164 bus from Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill to Salcombe, Onslow Road 164

$17

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Salcombe 47 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Salcombe 47 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Salcombe is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Salcombe is to taxi which costs £160 - £200 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Salcombe. However, there are services departing from Exeter, Waitrose and arriving at Salcombe, Onslow Road via Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Salcombe is 35 miles. The road distance is 47 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Salcombe without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £100 - £140.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Exeter to Salcombe, including transfers.

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Exeter to Salcombe bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter, Waitrose station.

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Exeter to Salcombe bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Salcombe, Onslow Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Salcombe is 47 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Exeter to Salcombe.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Salcombe. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Salcombe.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Salcombe via Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill in around 3 h 1 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Thomas to Paignton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill to Salcombe, Onslow Road
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Night bus from Exeter to Totnes
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Paignton to Salcombe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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