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Train Information to Exeter from Manchester

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$150 (€126)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Exeter cover the 197 miles (318 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $104 (€87), but the average price of train tickets is $150 (€126). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Train companies

CrossCountry Manchester – Exeter

CrossCountry trains will get you from Manchester to Exeter from $104 (€87). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Exeter you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Manchester and Exeter online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Manchester to Exeter as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between Manchester and Exeter start at $104 (€87) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 197 miles (318 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train between Manchester and Exeter. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Manchester to Exeter CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket from Manchester to Exeter:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Exeter
Travel by train to Exeter 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 Manchester to Exeter.
How much do cheap train tickets between Manchester and Exeter cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Exeter from Manchester for as low as $104 (€87)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Manchester and Exeter on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Exeter train price to come in at an average of $150 (€126)  one way.
How far is Exeter from Manchester by train?
The distance to Exeter from Manchester by train is approximately 197 miles (318 km).
What is the Manchester to Exeter train travel time?
The Manchester to Exeter train duration is on average 4 h 17 min, which is to be expected when traveling 197 miles (318 km) to Exeter from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Manchester to Exeter, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Exeter do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Exeter you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Exeter train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Exeter most often arrive at Exeter St Davids and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers offer a service to Exeter from Manchester?
Take the Manchester to Exeter train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Manchester to Exeter as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Manchester to Exeter a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Exeter is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Manchester and Exeter for the best deals?
If you buy the Manchester to Exeter train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $150 (€126). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Exeter from Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Exeter.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales