How to get from Exeter to Salcombe

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  1 h 32 min

$136 - $198

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 164 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. National Express
  2. 164

$15 - $18

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. 47 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  56 min

  1. 47 miles

$10 - $15

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

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Salcombe. However, you can take the train to Paignton then take the taxi to Salcombe. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Exeter to Salcombe via Totnes and Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
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
Other operators
Taxi from Paignton to Salcombe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and Salcombe is 57 km. The road distance is 75 km.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Salcombe is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 56 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Salcombe. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Salcombe, Onslow Road via Totnes, Coronation Road opp Town Mill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Exeter to Salcombe, including transfers.