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Coach Information between Manchester and Exeter

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£21 (€24)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Exeter cover the 197 miles (318 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £19, but the average price of coach tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).

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National Express Manchester – Exeter

Travel between Manchester and Exeter from £19 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach from Manchester to Exeter, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 197 miles (318 km) between Manchester and Exeter and pay as low as £19 if you book in advance.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Manchester and Exeter, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable between Manchester and Exeter, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between Manchester and Exeter due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Coach to Exeter from Manchester
Take the bus to Exeter 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 Manchester to Exeter.
How much do cheap coach tickets to Exeter from Manchester cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Exeter from Manchester to cost as little as £19  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Manchester to Exeter?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Exeter coach price to come in at an average of £21  one way.
How many miles is it from Manchester to Exeter by coach?
The coach distance from Manchester to Exeter is around 197 miles (318 km).
How long does it take from Manchester to Exeter by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 197 miles (318 km) to Exeter from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Exeter is on average 7 h 15 min.
Which coach station from Manchester to Exeter do I depart from? Which Exeter coach station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester coach stations to Exeter you can start your journey from include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Exeter include Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre), Exeter and Exeter, Honiton Road Park and Ride.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).

Where is the coach station in Manchester to go to Exeter? Where is the coach station in Exeter located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre) and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (458 m) from the coach station to the city centre in Exeter.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Manchester to Exeter?
For the best Manchester to Exeter coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Exeter from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets to Exeter from Manchester for the best deals?
If you purchase Manchester to Exeter coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £21. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Exeter from Manchester. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.