The cheapest trains from Exeter to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£20

Average

£24

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Exeter to Bristol will cost around £ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.

Cheapest
08:52Exeter St Davids1h28 10:20Bristol Temple Meads
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£201One-way
Cheapest
06:36Exeter St Davids1h40 08:16Bristol Temple Meads
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£201One-way
07:52Exeter St Davids1h30 09:22Bristol Temple Meads
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£231One-way
06:52Exeter St Davids1h32 08:24Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£231One-way
09:54Exeter St Davids1h21 11:15Bristol Temple Meads
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£241One-way

Timetable Exeter to Bristol

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06:36Exeter St Davids1h40 08:16Bristol Temple Meads
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06:52Exeter St Davids1h32 08:24Bristol Temple Meads
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07:52Exeter St Davids1h30 09:22Bristol Temple Meads
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08:52Exeter St Davids1h28 10:20Bristol Temple Meads
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09:54Exeter St Davids1h21 11:15Bristol Temple Meads
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10:54Exeter St Davids1h01 11:55Bristol Temple Meads
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Sun
24 Oct
£20Great Western Railway
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Mon
25 Oct
£20Great Western Railway
£10Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£14Cross Country
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£14Cross Country
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£14Cross Country
£10Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£18Cross Country
£6National Express
Sat
30 Oct
Find prices
£10Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£20Great Western Railway
£6National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£18Cross Country
£9National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£14Cross Country
£8National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£14Cross Country
£9National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£14Cross Country
£9National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£18Cross Country
£6National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£18Cross Country
£9National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£20Great Western Railway
£6National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£17Cross Country
£8National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£14Cross Country
£6National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£14Cross Country
£8National Express
Thu
11 Nov
Find prices
£8National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£18Cross Country
£6National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£18Cross Country
£9National Express

The fastest trains from Exeter to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 1 m

Average

1 h 25 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

104 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Exeter for Bristol every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 104 km distance in an average of 1 h 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 1 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:54Exeter St Davids1h01 11:55Bristol Temple Meads
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£351One-way
09:54Exeter St Davids1h21 11:15Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£241One-way
08:52Exeter St Davids1h28 10:20Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£201One-way
07:52Exeter St Davids1h30 09:22Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£231One-way
06:52Exeter St Davids1h32 08:24Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£231One-way

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Train Information from Exeter to Bristol

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
durationAverage train duration58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Great Western Railway

Trains from Exeter to Bristol cover the 64 miles (104 km) long trip taking on average 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry between Exeter and Bristol

For as little as £14 you can travel by train from Exeter to Bristol with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Exeter to Bristol you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Exeter to Bristol train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Exeter to Bristol routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Exeter to Bristol is 64 miles (104 km), and the best price for a one-way Exeter - Bristol CrossCountry train ticket starts at £14 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £14

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Exeter to Bristol are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Exeter to Bristol: Journey Details

Trains from Exeter to Bristol are operated by First Great Western and Cross Country. From Monday to Saturday, services run from around 8:00 a.m. to mid-afternoon, with four departures an hour throughout the morning but fewer after 2:00 p.m. On Sundays there are 3 departures an hour between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All journeys require one change.

Taking the Train from Exeter

There are three stations which run trains from Exeter to Bristol. Exeter Central is situated on Queen Street in the town centre, close to Exeter College and Exeter Cathedral, and is well served by bus links which stop directly outside. The St James' Park train station is adjacent to the football stadium of the same name, home of Exeter FC, and a 10-minute walk from Clifton Hill Sports Centre. Buses routes from around the city pass near the station on Old Tiverton and Blackboy Roads. Polsloe Bridge train station is on Pinhoe Road, about 1 km from the University of Exeter. Regular bus services from the city centre stop nearby on Whipton Road.

Getting into Bristol by Train

Located on the Severn Estuary, Bristol is known for picturesque landmarks such as the Avon Gorge and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, while its other attractions include a well-stocked zoo, the Victorian steamship SS Great Britain and the At-Bristol Science Centre. Bristol Temple Meads station, the arrival point for trains from Exeter, is a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre and about 1 km west of the University of Bristol. Frequent buses run from outside the station to central destinations such as College Green and Park Street as well to the leafy suburb of Clifton. Bristol International Airport is 25 minutes away via the Flyer 330 shuttle bus which departs twice hourly from the station forecourt.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Exeter and Bristol?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Bristol from Exeter to cost as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Exeter to Bristol cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Exeter to Bristol train price to come in at an average of £17  one way.
What is the distance to Bristol from Exeter via train?
The distance from Exeter to Bristol by train is approximately 64 miles (104 km).
How long is the train journey between Exeter and Bristol?
The train time from Exeter to Bristol is on average 58 min  for the 64 miles (104 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Exeter to Bristol by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Exeter and arrival train station in Bristol?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Exeter St Davids   and arriving in Bristol Temple Meads.

Where do I find the Exeter train station to Bristol? Where is the Bristol train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Exeter St Davids, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Exeter.

The most popular arrival train station, Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Bristol.

What train providers offer a service between Exeter and Bristol?
When taking a train from Exeter to Bristol, you can count on Cross Country or Great Western Railway for the best way to get you to Bristol. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Bristol from Exeter and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Is there a direct train to Bristol from Exeter?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains between Exeter and Bristol per day with Cross Country or Great Western Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many train services per day are there between Exeter and Bristol?
The average number of trains departing Exeter for Bristol is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Exeter to Bristol?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Exeter at 08: 38. The last train leaves from Exeter at 10: 54. Check Omio for the latest train times from Exeter to Bristol and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Bristol from Exeter to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Exeter to Bristol is on average £17 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Exeter to Bristol available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Exeter
Bristol
The major railway station for departures from Exeter is Exeter St Davids. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Exeter St Davids for your trip between Exeter and Bristol.