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There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Exeter by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 16m

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

$116 - $181

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Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nottingham to Exeter 213.3 miles

$27

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$86 - $108

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Exeter 212.5 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT

$95 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Exeter is to rideshare which costs £20 and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Exeter is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham station to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Nottingham Station Street and arriving at Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Exeter St Davids via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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The distance between Nottingham and Exeter is 186 miles. The road distance is 212.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs £85 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Nottingham to Exeter, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to Exeter train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Exeter is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs £85 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £85 and takes 7h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Exeter via Birmingham New Street in around 4h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
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 Nottingham Station Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nottingham to Exeter
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Nottingham to Exeter train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Exeter St Davids station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Exeter is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Nottingham to Exeter.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 675+ hotels available in Exeter. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nottingham and Exeter. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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