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from Exeter to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Exeter to Manchester on Dec 8 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:14AMExeter Central4h59 03:13PMManchester Piccadilly
3 changes
$2161One-way
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10:14AMExeter Central4h59 03:13PMManchester Piccadilly
3 changes
$2161One-way
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10:14AMExeter Central5h09 03:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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$2161One-way
09:49AMSt James' Park5h24 03:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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$2161One-way
09:46AMPolsloe Bridge5h27 03:13PMManchester Piccadilly
3 changes
$2161One-way

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Wed
Dec 8
$216Cross Country
$34National Express
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Thu
Dec 9
$215Cross Country
$30National Express
$162Loganair
Fri
Dec 10
$216Cross Country
$43National Express
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Sat
Dec 11
$108Cross Country
$32National Express
$162Loganair
Sun
Dec 12
$109Cross Country
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Mon
Dec 13
$217Cross Country
$27National Express
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Tue
Dec 14
$216Cross Country
$26National Express
$139Loganair
Wed
Dec 15
$143Cross Country
$26National Express
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Thu
Dec 16
$216Cross Country
$29National Express
$139Loganair
Fri
Dec 17
$216Cross Country
$43National Express
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Sat
Dec 18
$109Cross Country
$52National Express
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Sun
Dec 19
$108Arriva Trains Wales
$19National Express
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Tue
Dec 21
$109Cross Country
$44National Express
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Wed
Dec 22
$383Great Western Railway
$55National Express
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Thu
Dec 23
$110Cross Country
$51National Express
$165Loganair
Fri
Dec 24
$110Cross Country
$51National Express
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Sun
Dec 26
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$91National Express
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Mon
Dec 27
$109Arriva Trains Wales
$55National Express
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Travel Information from Exeter to Manchester

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $102
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€79) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Cross Country

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 197 miles (318 km) between Exeter and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Exeter to Manchester.

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Travel from Exeter to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
How do I reach Manchester from Exeter?

There are 3 ways to travel to Manchester from Exeter including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Exeter to Manchester?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Exeter is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A bus is $65 (€55) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Exeter to Manchester costing on average $94 (€79).

Taking a bus is usually $73 (€61) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $102 (€85) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Exeter to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Exeter to Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 56 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Exeter to Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 197 miles (318 km) between Exeter and Manchester.

How many services a day are there between Exeter and Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Exeter to Manchester is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Exeter to Manchester, what are the departure and arrival points in Exeter and Manchester?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Exeter at Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre) and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Flights most often depart from Exeter at Exeter International Airport and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Exeter St Davids and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Who can get me from Exeter to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel between Exeter and Manchester by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $29 (€24) with National Express from Exeter to Manchester.
  • You can go to Manchester from Exeter by plane with Loganair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $94 (€79) with Loganair from Exeter to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Manchester from Exeter with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Exeter to Manchester tickets for $102 (€85) on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel between Exeter and Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Exeter to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Exeter to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets from Exeter to Manchester online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $29 (€24) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $94 (€79) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $102 (€85) one way on average.

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