Portsmouth to Exeter

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Trip Portsmouth Exeter

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance108 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Portsmouth to Exeter ?

You're planning a trip from Portsmouth to Exeter and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Portsmouth Exeter? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Exeter and Vivanoda does the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Portsmouth, trains, carpooling or buses of First Great Western, National Express, Blablacar, MegaBus, South West Trains and CrossCountry will carry you to Exeter.

All modes of transport Portsmouth-Exeter

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

Portsmouth to Exeter bus

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

Departure bus stations in Portsmouth

You will have to arrive at your Portsmouth stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Exeter' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Portsmouth

Bus stops at arrival in Exeter

Once the bus has arrived at Exeter, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Exeter

You may still have doubts to get to Exeter by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Exeter.

  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of National Express coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road Portsmouth Exeter is already built and shared by others.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 108 mi trip.
  • The modern buses that you take from Portsmouth to Exeter are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

What are the bus companies operating the Portsmouth Exeter ?

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Portsmouth Exeter.

National Express Portsmouth Exeter

Carpool from Portsmouth to Exeter

When you are about to book a Portsmouth-Exeter ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Portsmouth-Exeter car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Portsmouth to Exeter, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Train Portsmouth to Exeter

Portsmouth Exeter railways companies

These are the 3 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Exeter: First Great Western, CrossCountry and South West Trains.
First Great Western Portsmouth ExeterCrossCountry Portsmouth ExeterSouth West Trains Portsmouth Exeter

Intercity Train Portsmouth Exeter

The railway station bewteen Portsmouth and Exeter are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

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

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Portsmouth to Exeter without making any changes.

Departure train stations in Portsmouth

  • Fratton

Arrival train stations in Exeter

  • Exeter St Davids
  • Exeter St Thomas

Which carriers to travel between Portsmouth and Exeter?

Railway companies
First Great Western provides rail connections Portsmouth-Bristol with the train from Fratton railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre) and from Bristol to Exeter with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Exeter St Davids railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line Bristol-Exeter with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Exeter St Davids at arrival (0.7 mi from centre)
South West Trains operates the train journey from Portsmouth to Southampton with the train which leaves Fratton station to arrive at Southampton Central railway station (England United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Portsmouth-Exeter (108.1 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Exeter (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Portsmouth (serving Portsmouth bus station at 1.8 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.
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