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

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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Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Exeter St Davids

$91 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Exeter National Express

$22 - $28

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nottingham to Exeter 213.3 miles

$27

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Exeter 212.5 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 59 min

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

$98 - $246

Train to London City, fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$96 - $362

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Exeter is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (West End Arcade) and arriving at Exeter via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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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 Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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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 4 h 31 min and costs £65 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Nottingham to Exeter, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Nottingham to Exeter every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Exeter once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
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 Derby to Exeter
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nottingham to Exeter
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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