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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury

£94 - £271

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  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 Shrewsbury National Express

£13 - £17

2 alternative options

Train via Newport  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury

£84 - £208

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Shrewsbury 183.7 miles

£28 - £45

Exeter → Shrewsbury
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Shrewsbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Shrewsbury via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Shrewsbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Shrewsbury via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Exeter and Shrewsbury is 142 miles. The road distance is 183.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs £90 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs £90 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Shrewsbury.
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  • Distance: 142 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Shrewsbury via Birmingham New Street in around 3h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Shrewsbury via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6h 20m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
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 Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £19
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £19
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£27 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
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
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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

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Exeter to Shrewsbury train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Shrewsbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Shrewsbury is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Exeter to Shrewsbury.

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