Exeter to Manchester train

Wed, Jun 26
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Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Exeter to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:43AM4h16
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
02:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2031One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Cross Country
08:53AM6h06
Exeter Central (EXC)
02:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2031One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
09:16AM5h03
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
02:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2231One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:27AM4h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
01:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2321One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
02:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2411One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Exeter to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
Cross Country
08:04AM4h40
Exeter Central (EXC)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Cross Country
08:04AM4h55
Exeter Central (EXC)
12:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:09AM4h35
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Cross Country
08:09AM4h50
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
12:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:27AM4h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
12:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:53AM5h06
Exeter Central (EXC)
01:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:53AM4h51
Exeter Central (EXC)
01:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Cross Country
08:53AM6h06
Exeter Central (EXC)
02:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:05AM4h54
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
01:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:05AM4h39
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
01:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:16AM5h03
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
02:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
01:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:27AM4h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
01:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:06AM4h38
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
02:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Cross Country
10:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
02:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
Cross Country
10:43AM4h16
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
02:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Exeter to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

4 h 16 m

Average

4 h 44 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

319 km

It's difficult to get from Exeter to Manchester without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Cross Country
10:43AM4h16
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
02:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2031One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
01:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2581One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2581One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
10:27AM4h17
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
02:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2411One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:27AM4h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
12:59PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2581One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Exeter to Manchester

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 15 min
priceCheapest ticket price$66 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $15 (€13)

Trains from Exeter to Manchester run on average 17 times per day, taking around 4h 44m for the 319 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $66 (€57) but you can travel from only $15 (€13) by bus.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail from Exeter to Manchester trains

Find the best trains to Manchester from Exeter with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail from $66 (€57). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Exeter and Manchester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Exeter to Manchester with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $80
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

FAQs: Trains from Exeter to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Exeter to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Exeter to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Manchester can start from as little as $66 (€57) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Exeter to Manchester is $171 (€150); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Exeter to Manchester train travel time is 4 h 15 min   for the 197 mile (318 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Exeter to Manchester leaves at 4: 43 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Exeter to Manchester leaves at 6: 39 PM.
Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day from Exeter to Manchester with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Exeter to Manchester, you can count on CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Manchester from Exeter and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 39 PM.

When departing from Exeter, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Exeter St Davids, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Exeter is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Exeter to Manchester by train is November.
You have options as you can travel from Exeter to Manchester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Exeter and Manchester

Exeter
Manchester
Exeter St Davids is the most popular Exeter railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Exeter for your trip to Manchester.
Amenities at station
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transit options for Exeter St Davids
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station

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