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

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Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from York to Exeter St Davids

$110 - $180

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from York to Exeter National Express

$26 - $35

4 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  5 h 16 min

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

$139 - $214

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from York to Exeter 294.5 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$87 - $229

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$71 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from York to Exeter is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from York to Exeter is to train and fly which costs £65 - £180 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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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 8 h 40 min.

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

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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 5 h 5 min and costs £85 - £140.

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The train from York to Exeter St Davids takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs every three 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 5 h 5 min and costs £85 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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

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

CrossCountry operates a train from York to Exeter every 3 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from York to Exeter once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 40 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 Newcastle to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from York to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from York to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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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 4 h 49 min to drive from York to Exeter.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport.

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