Exeter to Manchester train

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Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
11:215h46
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
17:07Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1931One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
10:346h33
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
17:07Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1931One-way
3 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:306h14
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
15:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1931One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
11:344h26
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
16:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2011One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
12:454h15
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
17:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2091One-way
1 change

Train timetableExeter to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
Avanti West Coast
09:306h14
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
15:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:164h13
Exeter Central (EXC)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:274h02
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:346h33
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
17:07Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 changes
Cross Country
10:345h26
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
16:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Cross Country
10:344h55
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
15:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:414h48
Exeter Central (EXC)
15:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:415h19
Exeter Central (EXC)
16:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Great Western Railway
11:215h46
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
17:07Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
11:274h02
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
15:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Cross Country
11:344h26
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
16:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:464h43
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
16:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
12:454h15
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
17:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change

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Train times from Exeter to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 2 m

Average

4 h 58 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

319 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Exeter for Manchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
11:274h02
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
15:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2091One-way
1 change
Fastest
Cross Country
10:274h02
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2091One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:164h13
Exeter Central (EXC)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2091One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
12:454h15
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
17:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2091One-way
1 change
Cross Country
11:344h26
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
16:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2011One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Exeter to Manchester

distanceDistance197 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£158 (€176)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail

Trains from Exeter to Manchester cover the 197 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 59 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £158, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £80. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail trains Exeter to Manchester

Travel from Exeter to Manchester from £87 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Exeter. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Exeter to Manchester with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £87
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

FAQs: Exeter to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Exeter to Manchester 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 Exeter to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Manchester can start from as little as £80 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Exeter to Manchester is £158; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Exeter to Manchester train travel time is 3 h 59 min   for the 197 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Exeter to Manchester leaves at 06: 42. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Exeter to Manchester leaves at 22: 29.
There are 12 trains a day from Exeter to Manchester which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Exeter to Manchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Manchester from Exeter to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 29.

When departing from Exeter, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Exeter St Davids, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Exeter to Manchester by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Exeter and Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Exeter and Manchester

Exeter
Manchester
Exeter St Davids is the most popular Exeter railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Exeter for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Exeter St Davids
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Exeter Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus stop at the front of the station on Queens Street
Exeter St ThomasWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Exeter St Thomas
Location for Rail Replacement Services: To Exeter St Davids: Cowick Street bus stop by shopping precint. To Newton Abbot: Cowick Street bus stop outside the station
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