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Manchester to Exeter

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

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How to travel from Manchester to Exeter ?

Trip Manchester Exeter

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

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

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines flights, trains, carpooling and buses to go to Exeter from Manchester, you'll save time and money! Just enter your travel dates to Exeter then Vivanoda will do the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of CrossCountry, National Express, First Great Western, Blablacar, First TransPennine Express, MegaBus, Virgin Trains or Aurigny Air Services to reach 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

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Exeter.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Exeter and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Exeter, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Very low prices! On the Manchester Exeter line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • 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 Manchester Exeter is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the trip Manchester Exeter, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 198 mi trip.

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

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

Train Manchester to Exeter

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Exeter route?

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 find the cheapest Manchester-Exeter train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

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.

Manchester Exeter railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Manchester Exeter

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Exeter

  • Exeter St Davids

Cheap flights from Manchester to Exeter

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Manchester to Exeter:

  • Book your Manchester Exeter flight well in advance to get the best prices. 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).
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Exeter and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Exeter ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Manchester Exeter

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Exeter

  • EXT Exeter

Carpool from Manchester to Exeter

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Exeter with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Exeter rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Exeter!

When you book a ride between Manchester Exeter, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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