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

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Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell

$45 - $90

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Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Holmbush National Express

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Train via Exeter St Thomas  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Thomas to St Austell

$51 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to St Austell 75.4 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to St Austell is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to St Austell is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter and arriving at Holmbush. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at St Austell. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Exeter and St Austell is 61 miles. The road distance is 75.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Austell without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £35 - £70.

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The train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell takes 2 h 7 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Exeter to St Austell train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Austell is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £35 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Exeter to St Austell bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Holmbush station.

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Exeter to St Austell train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at St Austell station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to St Austell.
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Exeter, England and St Austell, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter to St Austell every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to St Austell once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Exeter St Thomas to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Austell
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $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 to Holmbush
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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