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from Cambridge to Exeter

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cambridge to Exeter on Oct 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10PMCambridge6h55 01:05AMExeter, Honiton Road
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03:10AMCambridge9h00 12:10PMExeter, Honiton Road
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06:10PMCambridge7h05 01:15AMExeter
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09:05PMCambridge7h00 04:05AMExeter
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10:05AMCambridge7h20 05:25PMExeter, Honiton Road
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Oct 29
$101Great Western Railway
$55National Express
Oct 30
$66Great Western Railway
$46National Express
Nov 3
$53Great Western Railway
$42National Express

Travel Information from Cambridge to Exeter

distanceDistance187 miles (301 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€31) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€48) • 3 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 187 miles (301 km) between Cambridge and Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cambridge to Exeter.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Exeter.
What are the ways to get from Cambridge to Exeter?

You can travel to Exeter from Cambridge 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cambridge to Exeter?

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Exeter is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $38 (€31) compared to other travel options to Exeter:

A bus is generally $21 (€17) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $59 (€48) from Cambridge to Exeter.

What is the fastest way from Cambridge to Exeter?

The fastest way to get to Exeter from Cambridge is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 58 min.

Other travel options to Exeter can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 50 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Cambridge to Exeter would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 187 miles (301 km) between Cambridge and Exeter.

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

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Exeter is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cambridge and Exeter as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cambridge? Where do I arrive in Exeter?

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

  • Buses from Cambridge to Exeter most often leave from Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway and arrive in Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).
  • Trains mostly depart from Cambridge and arrive in Exeter St Davids.
Which travel companies can take me from Cambridge to Exeter?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cambridge to Exeter:

  • You can take a bus from Cambridge to Exeter with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€31) with National Express from Cambridge to Exeter.
  • You can travel to Exeter from Cambridge by train with Great Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $59 (€48) with Great Western Railway from Cambridge to Exeter.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cambridge to Exeter?
Many of our customers traveling from Cambridge to Exeter don't make Exeter their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Exeter are London, Bristol or Plymouth, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Exeter to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Cambridge to Exeter online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $38 (€31) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $59 (€48) one way.

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

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