There are 3 ways to get from Shaftesbury to Exeter by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station X2
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Exeter Central

$26 - $39

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Axminster
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 4 / ...

$30 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Exeter 71.3 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shaftesbury and Exeter is 62 miles. The road distance is 71.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Exeter without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Shaftesbury to Exeter, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Exeter is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Shaftesbury to Exeter.

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Map of how to get from Shaftesbury to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 61.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Shaftesbury, Dorset, England and Exeter, England?

There is no direct connection from Shaftesbury to Exeter. However, you can take the bus to Gillingham Station, take the walk to Gillingham (Dorset), then take the train to Exeter Central. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shaftesbury to Exeter via Gillingham Station, Gillingham (Dorset), Axminster, and Axminster, Rail Station in around 4 h 14 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Axminster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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