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Bristol to Exeter

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1 suggested route to go from Bristol to Exeter by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Bristol to Exeter ?

Trip Bristol Exeter

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance65 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Bristol to Exeter and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Bristol Exeter? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. You just have to specify the departure date to Exeter then let Vivanoda search for you. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To reach your destination from Bristol, you will travel with First Great Western, Blablacar, MegaBus, CrossCountry or National Express by buses, carpooling or trains.

Read more information about each means of transport:

Bristol to Exeter bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Bristol to Exeter

Going by bus from Bristol to Exeter may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Exeter.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Bristol Exeter route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by MegaBus and National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Bristol Exeter is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Bristol to Exeter watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 65 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Bristol Exeter trip

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Bristol Exeter with direct service.

National Express Bristol ExeterMegaBus Bristol Exeter

Bus stops in Bristol

You will have to arrive at your Bristol stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Exeter' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Bristol

Bus stops at arrival in Exeter

When you arrive in Exeter, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Exeter

Train Bristol to Exeter

Is Bristol connected to Exeter with a direct train?

Indeed, the cities of Exeter and Bristol are linked with a direct train connection. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Bristol-Exeter train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Bristol Exeter

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Bristol and Exeter with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Bristol Exeter train companies

The railways CrossCountry and First Great Western are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Exeter.
CrossCountry Bristol ExeterFirst Great Western Bristol Exeter

Departure train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Railway stations in Exeter

  • Exeter St Davids
  • Exeter St Thomas

Carpool from Bristol to Exeter

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Bristol-Exeter car journeys with others. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Bristol-Exeter rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Exeter.

When you are about to book a Bristol-Exeter ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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