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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 Oct 25 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05PMBristol, Airport1h45 08:50PMExeter
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$171One-way
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07:05PMBristol, Airport1h45 08:50PMExeter
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$171One-way
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08:20AMBristol, Airport1h47 10:07AMExeter
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$171One-way
07:05PMBristol, Airport1h52 08:57PMExeter
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$171One-way
08:20AMBristol, Airport1h54 10:14AMExeter
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$171One-way

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Sun
Oct 24
$25Cross Country
$17Megabus
Mon
Oct 25
$28Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$25Cross Country
$11National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$25Cross Country
$13National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$28Great Western Railway
$11National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$25Cross Country
$13National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$24Cross Country
$13National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Wed
Nov 10
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$11National Express
Thu
Nov 11
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Fri
Nov 12
$28Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Sat
Nov 13
$25Cross Country
$13National Express

Travel Information between Bristol and Exeter

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 64 miles (104 km) by bus or train from Bristol to Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 57 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Exeter.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I travel from Bristol to Exeter?

There are 2 ways to get from Bristol to Exeter: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bristol to Exeter?

The cheapest way to go to Exeter from Bristol is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Exeter:

A bus is generally $16 (€13) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $24 (€20) from Bristol to Exeter.

What is the quickest way from Bristol to Exeter?

The fastest way to get to Exeter from Bristol is by train with an average travel time of 57 min.

Other travel options to Exeter can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 40 min.

How far is it from Bristol to Exeter?

The distance is approximately 64 miles (104 km) from Bristol to Exeter.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bristol to Exeter?

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Exeter is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Bristol and in Exeter?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Bristol at Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Exeter at Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).
  • Trains most often depart from Bristol at Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Exeter at Exeter St Davids.
Which travel companies can get me from Bristol to Exeter?

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:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Bristol to Exeter tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Exeter by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Bristol to Exeter tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).
Is there a direct service to Exeter from Bristol?

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

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Cross Country or Great Western Railway.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Bristol and Exeter?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bristol to Exeter often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Plymouth or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bristol and Exeter itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Exeter and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Bristol to Exeter online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bristol to Exeter, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $24 (€20) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bristol to Exeter online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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