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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Scotland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Exeter to Edinburgh  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI

£73 - £309

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Bus  •  11h 50m

  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 Glasgow National Express

£19 - £25

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Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

£61 - £332

Fly Exeter to Glasgow  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA

£79 - £266

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

£64 - £319

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BRS - ABZ

£107 - £460

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV) BRS - INV

£80 - £406

Train via Preston  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£168 - £601

Train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Glasgow Central

£220 - £550

Train #2  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

£182 - £260

Drive  •  7h 13m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Glasgow 444.9 miles

£65 - £100

Exeter to Scotland by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Scotland is around 8h 35m and covers a distance of around 461 miles. The fastest train normally takes 7h 3m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express Service, the Exeter to Scotland train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 35m
Fastest train time:
7h 3m
Trains per week:
61
Cheapest price:
£168
Carbon emissions:
38 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 Scotland train schedules

Exeter → Scotland
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Scotland is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 11h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Scotland is to fly which costs £70 - £310 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Glasgow via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 50m.

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It is 422 miles from Exeter to Scotland. It is approximately 444.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Scotland without a car is to train via Preston which takes 7h 50m and costs £160 - £600.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Exeter to Scotland, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Scotland train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Scotland is to fly which takes 3h 34m and costs £70 - £310. Alternatively, you can train via Preston, which costs £160 - £600 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 11h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 422 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Scotland?

Loganair flies from Exeter to Edinburgh once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Exeter to Glasgow via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £340
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £100
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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 Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£220 - £550
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£220 - £270
Anytime Day 1st Class
£370 - £550
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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 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
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
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 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Exeter to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Exeter to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Scotland is 445 miles. It takes approximately 7h 13m to drive from Exeter to Scotland.

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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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