Manchester Airport to Exeter by train

  • First train
    04:17
  • Last train
    00:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 27m
  • Distance
    306 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester Airport to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Manchester Airport to Exeter take around 4 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 306 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester Airport and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester Airport to Exeter?

Journeys between Manchester Airport and Exeter usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Manchester Airport to Exeter every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester Airport to Exeter?

The Manchester Airport to Exeter train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester Airport to Exeter train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Manchester Airport around 04:17 and the last train is around 00:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester Airport around 04:12, and the last at 00:38.

When to book Manchester Airport to Exeter train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester Airport to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester Airport and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester Airport to Exeter, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.