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Manchester to Exeter

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Trip Manchester Exeter

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance198 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Exeter?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Exeter. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling, plane).
  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Exeter by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Exeter on a map as well as the route Manchester Exeter and the different connecting points (Exeter St Davids Railway Station, Exeter Coach Station, Exeter Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Exeter?

Railway companies
East Midlands Trains provides a rail connection Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Exeter with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Exeter St Davids railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
First Great Western provides a rail connection from Cardiff to Exeter with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Exeter St Davids railway station (England United Kingdom)
Arriva Trains Wales transports passengers on a rail line Manchester-Cardiff with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express operates the train journey from Manchester to Stockport with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Stockport railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Exeter (arrival at Exeter EXT airport)
Aurigny Air Services flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to Bristol (serving Bristol BRS airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Exeter (198.8 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Exeter (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Exeter where the coach will drop you off at Exeter station situated at about 0.4 mi from Exeter city centre.

All modes of transport Manchester-Exeter

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Exeter bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Exeter, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

Coach companies on the Manchester Exeter trip

Several bus companies serve the cities of Manchester and Exeter with direct bus line: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester ExeterMegaBus Manchester Exeter

You may still have doubts to get to Exeter by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Exeter, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • You will travel from Manchester to Exeter on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.
  • Very low prices! On the Manchester Exeter line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • These are professional drivers who will drive you to Exeter safely and confidently.

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'Exeter' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of MegaBus or National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Exeter

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

  • Exeter

Carpool from Manchester to Exeter

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Exeter rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Exeter.

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Exeter ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Train Manchester to Exeter

Manchester Exeter train companies

The train company that operates this journey is CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Manchester Exeter

Is it possible to go directly by train from Manchester to Exeter?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Exeter by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Exeter and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Exeter train ticket on Vivanoda.

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Exeter

  • Exeter St Davids

Intercity Train Manchester Exeter

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

Cheap flights from Manchester to Exeter

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Exeter flights ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Exeter from the airport of Manchester.
FlyBE Manchester Exeter

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Exeter, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Avoid weekends to fly to Exeter and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.
  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Exeter flight as prices should be very high. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Exeter

  • EXT Exeter

 
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