Bristol to Exeter train

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Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Bristol to Exeter is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:120h57
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:09Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£111One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:460h58
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:450h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:121h07
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:19Exeter Central (EXC)
£171One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:121h25
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:37Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
£171One-way
1 change

Train timetableBristol to Exeter

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Cross Country
08:121h07
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:19Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Cross Country
08:120h57
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:09Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:121h25
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:37Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change
Cross Country
08:451h11
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:56Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Cross Country
08:451h47
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:32Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change
Cross Country
08:451h01
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:46Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:561h49
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:45Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Great Western Railway
08:561h27
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:23Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:561h36
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:32Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change
Cross Country
09:461h08
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:54Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Cross Country
09:461h46
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:32Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change
Cross Country
09:460h58
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:571h35
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:32Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change
Great Western Railway
09:571h26
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:23Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:571h48
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:45Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Cross Country
10:451h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:54Exeter Central (EXC)
1 change
Cross Country
10:450h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:451h47
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:32Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 change

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Train times from Bristol to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

57 m

Average

1 h 23 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

104 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Bristol for Exeter every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:120h57
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:09Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£111One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:460h58
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:450h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:44Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:451h01
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:46Exeter St Davids (EXD)
£301One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:121h07
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:19Exeter Central (EXC)
£171One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Exeter

distanceDistance64 miles
durationAverage train duration57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Great Western Rail or first_great_western

Trains from Bristol to Exeter cover the 64 miles long journey taking on average 57 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or first_great_western. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £23, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Bristol to Exeter

Travel to Exeter from Bristol from £10 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and Great Western Rail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Bristol to Exeter train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 27 min
  • Cheapest Price: £15

Trains from Bristol to Exeter: Journey Details

Direct trains from Bristol to Exeter are provided by First Great Western and CrossCountry. The weekday timetable begins with an early morning departure, with around 3 trains an hour throughout the day. There is a roughly an hourly service until a final departure from Bristol just before midnight. Journey times range from 55 minutes to an hour and 40 minutes. Sunday services are less frequent, with an earlier final departure from Bristol. Weekday off-peak fares are available on departures from 8:44 a.m. onwards.

FAQs: Bristol to Exeter train

FAQs: Travel by train from Bristol 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 Bristol to Exeter.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Exeter can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bristol to Exeter is £23; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Bristol to Exeter is 57 min   to travel the 64 mile long journey, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bristol to Exeter leaves at 05: 34. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bristol to Exeter leaves at 23: 48.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol to Exeter without having to change trains with CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or first_great_western. There are 16 direct trains from Bristol to Exeter each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Bristol to Exeter train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Great Western Rail or first_great_western. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Bristol to Exeter to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 48.

When departing from Bristol, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road. When arriving in Exeter, you can end your route in train stations like Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Exeter St Davids, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Exeter from Bristol is worth doing with a journey time of 57 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Bristol to Exeter by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Bristol and Exeter including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Bristol and Exeter

Bristol
Exeter
The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip to Exeter from Bristol.
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ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House
The major train station for arrivals in Exeter is Exeter St Davids. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Exeter St Davids for your trip to Exeter from Bristol.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Exeter St Davids
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station

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