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 £ 163 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 161.
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4 h 26 m
4 h 49 m
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It's difficult to get from Manchester to Exeter without changing at least 2 times.
|Distance||197 miles (318 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||£126 (€142)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to Exeter cover the 197 miles (318 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £77, but the average price of train tickets is £126. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Exeter St Davids.
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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.
Omio helps you find the perfect Manchester - Exeter train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Manchester and Exeter, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Manchester to Exeter route. You can expect to travel around 197 miles (318 km) between Manchester and Exeter on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Manchester and Exeter starting as low as £77 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!
CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Manchester and Exeter:
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.
Some of the Manchester train stations to Exeter you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Exeter include Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Exeter St Davids.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Exeter St Davids and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Exeter.
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