How to travel from Exeter to Bournemouth

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from Exeter to Bournemouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Exeter to Bournemouth on May 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:23AMExeter Central3h31 12:54PMBournemouth
3 transfers
10:48AMSt James' Park7h07 05:55PMBournemouth
4 transfers
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09:20AMSt James' Park3h34 12:54PMBournemouth
3 transfers
09:05AMExeter St Thomas3h49 12:54PMBournemouth
3 transfers
10:51AMExeter Central4h03 02:54PMBournemouth
3 transfers

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Travel Information between Exeter and Bournemouth

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $56
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€27) • 7 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€51) • 3 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 72 miles (116 km) to Bournemouth from Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Exeter to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Exeter to Bournemouth

Travel to Bournemouth 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 Exeter to Bournemouth.

There are 2 travel options from Exeter to Bournemouth: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Bournemouth is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€27) compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

Taking a bus is usually $26 (€23) less than taking a train to Bournemouth, which costs on average $56 (€51) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Exeter is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 22 min.

Other travel options to Bournemouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 40 min.

The distance is approximately 72 miles (116 km) from Exeter to Bournemouth.

The average frequency per day from Exeter to Bournemouth is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Exeter, Bus Station and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Exeter St Davids to Bournemouth.

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

  • You can travel by bus from Exeter to Bournemouth with National Express, and you can find National Express Exeter to Bournemouth tickets for $31 (€27) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Exeter to Bournemouth by train with South Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $56 (€51) with South Western Railway from Exeter to Bournemouth.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Exeter to Bournemouth often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Exeter and Bournemouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bournemouth and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $31 (€27) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $56 (€51) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Exeter to Bournemouth 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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