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There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to Sherborne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Sherborne

£23 - £50

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Bus, train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Rail Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Axminster to Sherborne

£15 - £30

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Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Sherborne 53.9 miles

£8 - £12

Exeter to Sherborne by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Sherborne is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 54 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by South Western Railway, the Exeter to Sherborne train service departs from Exeter Central and arrives in Sherborne. Typically 133 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 5m
Fastest train time:
1h 4m
Train distance:
54 miles
Trains per week:
133
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:14
Last train departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Sherborne train schedules

Exeter → Sherborne
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Sherborne is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Sherborne is to train. Taking this option will cost £23 - £50 and takes 1h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Sherborne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 4m.

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The distance between Exeter and Sherborne is 47 miles. The road distance is 53.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Sherborne without a car is to train which takes 1h 4m and costs £23 - £50.

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The train from Exeter Central to Sherborne takes 1h 4m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Exeter to Sherborne train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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Exeter to Sherborne train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Sherborne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Sherborne is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Exeter to Sherborne.

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  • Distance: 46.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 4m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Sherborne, Dorset, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Exeter Central to Sherborne hourly. Tickets cost £23 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 4m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Sherborne
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £50
Train from Axminster to Sherborne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £24
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £24
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Axminster, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South West

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