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 Manchester to Exeter will cost around £ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 38.
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5 h 19 m
5 h 57 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Exeter every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 319 km distance in an average of 5 h 57 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 19 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 19 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.
|Distance||197 miles (318 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||£103 (€117)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country or Transport for Wales|
Trains from Manchester to Exeter cover the 197 miles (318 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 26 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £103, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £85. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Exeter St Davids.
Find the best trains between Manchester and Exeter with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £85. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Exeter you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train to Exeter from Manchester, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 197 miles (318 km) trip between Manchester and Exeter, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Manchester to Exeter as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains between Manchester and Exeter in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains between Manchester and Exeter starting at £85, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!
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The cathedral city of Exeter has a rich history, dating back to Roman times, and has attracted visitors for centuries. It's a great contrast to Manchester’s bustling post-industrial vibes. The two are connected by a convenient direct train route, arriving in under 4.5 hours. Departures are spread throughout the day, making rail travel a great choice.
All train services between Manchester and Exeter are provided by Cross Country Trains. These include both direct and indirect sercices. Trains are usually available every day of the week, with several options per day. Passengers can expect one departure per hour.
There is only a slight variation in journey times along this route. The fastest direct train takes just 4 hours 8 minutes, while the slowest takes 4 hours 26 minutes. The average journey to Exeter from Manchester takes around 4 hours 17 minutes, which includes a brief change at Birmingham New Street. Connecting trains, generally speaking, are comparble in length with direct changes, so it is worth checking the timetable to ensure the quickest route.
A range of direct and connecting trains depart from Manchester to Exeter every day of the week, with service regularity continuing over the weekend. There are usually three direct direct departures, with times spread throughout the day. If these do not suit passengers, they can choose from up to 13 indrect services involving a change at Birmingham New Street.
Departure train station: All trains depature from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester’s busiest train station located right in the heart of the city. From there, visitors can take advantage of a free bus service, which travels on a circular route around the city centre. The station offers two levels of shops and restaurants, as well as pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi.
Arrival train station: Exeter’s main station, Exeter St. Davids, is a 15 minute walk away from the city centre, or a quick five-minute bus ride. The station features a small selection of cafes and shops, as well as public Wi-Fi.
When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Exeter, you can end your journey in train stations like Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.
Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Exeter St Davids most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Exeter most often arrive at Exeter St Davids and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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