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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western

£110 - £334

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Bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Warrington Interchange Uk021

£19 - £27

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Train, line 310 bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Chester
  4. Take the line 310 bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Skelmersdale, Concourse 310

£116 - £177

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Skelmersdale 248.3 miles

£35 - £55

Fly from Exeter, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western

£60 - £375

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western

£109 - £493

Exeter → Skelmersdale
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The most affordable way to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale is to bus, which costs £19 - £28 and takes 9h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Skelmersdale. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Skelmersdale, Concourse via Birmingham New Street Station, Warrington, Bus Interchange and Wigan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 14m.

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The distance between Exeter and Skelmersdale is 199 miles. The road distance is 248.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale without a car is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs £110 - £340.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs £110 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £28 and takes 9h 14m.

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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 Skelmersdale bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Warrington Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Skelmersdale.
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  • Distance: 199.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Skelmersdale via Birmingham New Street, Wigan North Western, and Wigan Bus Station in around 5h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Skelmersdale via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham New Street Station, Warrington, Bus Interchange, and Wigan Bus Station in around 9h 14m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
Transport for Wales
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £80
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
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
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 Birmingham New Street Station to Warrington Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Skelmersdale is 248 miles. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Exeter to Skelmersdale.

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Blue Islands Limited offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Skelmersdale. 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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