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from Edinburgh to Exeter

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

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Thu
Sep 23
$185London North Eastern Railway
$59National Express
$215Loganair
Mon
Sep 27
$112Cross Country
$41National Express
$163Loganair
Tue
Sep 28
$87London North Eastern Railway
$41National Express
$141Loganair

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Exeter

distanceDistance360 miles (581 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $233
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€36) • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $233 (€186) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Cross Country

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 360 miles (581 km) from Edinburgh to Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Edinburgh to Exeter.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Exeter.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Exeter?

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Exeter: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Exeter?

The cheapest way to go to Exeter from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€36).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Exeter:

A bus is $188 (€150) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Exeter costing on average $233 (€186).

A bus is generally $134 (€107) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $179 (€143) from Edinburgh to Exeter.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Exeter?

The quickest way to travel between Edinburgh and Exeter is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Exeter by bus can take on average 17 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 40 min   on average.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Exeter?

Exeter is approximately 360 miles (581 km) away from Edinburgh.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Exeter?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Exeter is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Exeter, Sidmouth Road (Sowton P&R).
  • Flights mostly leave from Edinburgh Airport and tend to arrive in Exeter International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Exeter at Exeter St Davids.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Exeter?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Exeter tickets on Omio for $45 (€36).
  • Loganair can take you to Exeter by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Loganair from Edinburgh to Exeter for $233 (€186).
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Exeter by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Edinburgh to Exeter tickets on Omio for $179 (€143).
Can I travel directly between Edinburgh and Exeter?

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

  • You'll find direct buses 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 trip.

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

Before traveling from Edinburgh 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 for this trip costs on average $45 (€36) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $233 (€186) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $179 (€143) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Exeter
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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