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There are 7 ways to get from York to Exeter by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from York to Exeter St Davids

$110 - $180

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from York to Exeter National Express

$26 - $35

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Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from York to Exeter 294.5 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter  •  5h 1m

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

$86 - $229

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from York to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

$104 - $334

Train to Newcastle, fly to Exeter  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from York to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Exeter (EXT) NCL - EXT

$70 - $311

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
  4. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter Central

$124 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from York to Exeter is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from York to Exeter is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from York and arriving at Exeter. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from York and arriving at Exeter St Davids. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between York and Exeter is 248 miles. The road distance is 294.5 miles.

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The best way to get from York to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs £85 - £140.

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The train from York to Exeter St Davids takes 5h 5m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from York to Exeter is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs £85 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from York to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 247.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from York to Exeter every 2 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 5h 5m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from York to Exeter once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

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 and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Newcastle to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from York to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 York to Exeter
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between York to Exeter is 294 miles. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from York to Exeter.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport.

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