There are 10 ways to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Exeter  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Nice (NCE) EXT - NCE

83€ - 443€

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 21m

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

130€ - 384€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nice (NCE) LHR - NCE

154€ - 449€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

136€ - 370€

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Nice (NCE) CWL - NCE

147€ - 725€

Train  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marseille St Charles Eil
  3. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville Ter / ...

347€ - 612€

Bus, night bus, train  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London to Lille, Europe 450
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nice Ville Tgv

191€ - 279€

Bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Foca 700 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Foca to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice, Nice

84€ - 104€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 13m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Villefranche-sur-Mer

179€ - 322€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 47m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Villefranche-sur-Mer

338€ - 438€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer is to bus which costs £70 - £90 and takes 27h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer is to train and fly which costs £110 - £330 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Nice, Nice via London, Foca and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Villefranche Sur Mer via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles and Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 27m.

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The distance between Exeter and Villefranche-sur-Mer is 1129 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer without a car is to train which takes 13h 27m and costs £290 - £550.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer, including transfers.

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Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer is to fly which takes 7h 24m and costs £70 - £390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £290 - £550 and takes 13h 27m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £90 and takes 27h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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  • Distance: 1128.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 24m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France?

Flybe, Air France and four other airlines fly from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marseille St Charles, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, and Nice Ville in around 13h 27m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to Nice via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Exeter to Nice via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1400€
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 1200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 850€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1400€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
270€ - 1200€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Exeter to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 900€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 900€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 1300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Nice via Alicante, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
28€ - 45€
Anytime Single
40€ - 65€
Off-Peak Single
30€ - 50€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
28€ - 45€
Anytime Single
40€ - 65€
Off-Peak Single
30€ - 50€
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
21€ - 35€
Anytime Single
29€ - 45€
Off-Peak Single
16€ - 25€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
20€ - 35€
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 65€
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
40€ - 65€
Advanced Single
45€ - 65€
Anytime Day Single
80€ - 150€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
22€ - 35€
Advanced Single
23€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 70€
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 29€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
10€ - 17€
Advanced Single
12€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 29€
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 170€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
85€ - 110€
Anytime Day 1st Class
140€ - 170€
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 25€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
8€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
19€ - 25€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
230€ - 390€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
340€ - 390€
Standard
230€ - 290€
Standard Premier
290€ - 370€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
52€ - 58€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Lille Europe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
160€ - 190€
1st Class
190€ - 230€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Thello
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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National Express
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Foca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Foca to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
23€ - 30€
Reclining Seat
29€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
14€
2-bed inside cabin
50€ - 70€

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice, Nice station.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 9:51 PM in Exeter and 10:51 PM in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Exeter to Villefranche-sur-Mer train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Nice-Ville station.

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British Airways, Transavia Holland, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Exeter Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 5140+ hotels available in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Prices start at 64€ 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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