How to get from Edinburgh to Exeter

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Exeter

distanceDistance360 miles (581 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £274
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £102 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 360 miles (581 km) to Exeter from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Exeter.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Exeter

Travel 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 Edinburgh to Exeter.

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Exeter: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Exeter is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £24 compared to other travel options to Exeter:

A coach is £78 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Exeter costing on average £102.

A coach is generally £249 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £274 from Edinburgh to Exeter.

The fastest way to get to Exeter from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Exeter that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Exeter by coach can take on average 15 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 36 min   on average.

The distance from Edinburgh to Exeter is approximately 360 miles (581 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Exeter is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Edinburgh to Exeter as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Exeter:

  • Coaches from Edinburgh to Exeter most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Exeter, Bus Station.
  • Flights mostly leave from Edinburgh Airport and tend to arrive in Exeter International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Exeter at Exeter St Davids.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Exeter, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Exeter tickets on Omio for £24.
  • Loganair can get you to Exeter by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Loganair from Edinburgh to Exeter for £102 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Edinburgh to Exeter tickets on Omio for £274.
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Exeter don't make Exeter their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Bristol or Plymouth, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Exeter trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Exeter to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Edinburgh and Exeter, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £24 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £102 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £274 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Edinburgh and Exeter online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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