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Train via London  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£96 - £315

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Bus, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Sowton, Miller & Carter to Cabot Circus
  2. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Meadowhall to Scarborough

£63 - £101

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Train  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Scarborough

£147 - £341

Bus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hull
  3. Take the bus from Hull Interchange to Bridlington Bus Station 121

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Scarborough 336.7 miles

£50 - £75

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£91 - £345

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£100 - £434

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  4. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£85 - £447

Train to Bristol, fly to Durham, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Durham (MME) BRS - MME
  3. Take the train from Darlington to York
  4. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£82 - £613

Train to Newquay, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) NQY - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to York
  4. Take the train from York to Scarborough

£133 - £437

Exeter to Scarborough by train and subway

The journey time between Exeter and Scarborough is around 6h 30m and covers a distance of around 407 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 33m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Exeter to Scarborough service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Scarborough. Typically 87 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 30m
Fastest journey time:
5h 33m
Journey distance:
407 miles
Services per week:
87
Cheapest price:
£105
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
20:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Scarborough train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Exeter → Scarborough
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Scarborough is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Scarborough is to drive which takes 5h 35m and costs £50 - £75.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Scarborough, Valley Bridge via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Hull Interchange and Bridlington BS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Scarborough via Paddington, London Kings Cross and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Exeter and Scarborough is 280 miles. The road distance is 336.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Scarborough without a car is to train via London which takes 6h 7m and costs £95 - £320.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Exeter to Scarborough, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Scarborough train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Scarborough is to train via London which takes 6h 7m and costs £95 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Scarborough.
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  • Distance: 280.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Scarborough via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and York in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Scarborough via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Hull, Hull Interchange, and Bridlington BS in around 13h 24m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Flights from Bristol to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £440
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
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to York
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £80
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £45
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £45
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £280
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£190 - £280
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Meadowhall to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £70
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£10 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sowton, Miller & Carter to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach South West
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hull
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
East Yorkshire
Phone
+44 1482 592929
Email
busline@eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk
Website
eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk
Bus from Hull Interchange to Bridlington Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
East Yorkshire

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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 Scarborough bus services, operated by East Yorkshire, arrive at Bridlington Bus Station.

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Exeter to Scarborough train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Scarborough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Scarborough is 337 miles. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Exeter to Scarborough.

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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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