How to travel from Bristol to Exeter

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from Bristol to Exeter

You can get from Bristol to Exeter by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Exeter on Sep 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:12AMBristol Temple Meads1h07 09:19AMExeter Central
1 transfer
05:45PMBristol, Marlborough Street2h10 07:55PMExeter
0 transfers
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07:05PMBristol, Marlborough Street1h30 08:35PMExeter, Honiton Road
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08:45AMBristol Temple Meads1h10 09:55AMExeter Central
1 transfer
07:05PMBristol, Airport1h45 08:50PMExeter
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Exeter from Bristol

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€12) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€40) • 1 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 64 miles (104 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Bristol and Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Exeter.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Exeter

Travel 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 Bristol to Exeter.

There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Exeter: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Exeter from Bristol is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Exeter:

Taking a bus is about $31 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€40) for this route.

The fastest way from Bristol to Exeter is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 7 min.

There are alternative travel options to Exeter that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 30 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 64 miles (104 km) between Bristol and Exeter.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Exeter is:

  • 18 buses a day.
  • 26 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Exeter from Bristol as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bristol to Exeter:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Bristol to Exeter depart from Bristol, City Centre to Exeter, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bristol to Exeter, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Exeter by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Bristol to Exeter for $12 (€12).
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Bristol to Exeter tickets on Omio for $43 (€40).

Yes, there are direct routes from Bristol to Exeter with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 18 direct buses per day to take to Exeter with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find 24 direct trains a day to Exeter with.

Direct services to Exeter tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Exeter? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Exeter usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Plymouth or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Plymouth or Manchester from Exeter, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Bristol to Exeter, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $12 (€12) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $43 (€40) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Exeter tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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