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Manchester to Exeter by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 58m
  • Distance
    318 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 9m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Exeter take around 3 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 318 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Exeter?

Direct trains from Manchester to Exeter have been found.

We usually find around 10 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Exeter every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

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

The Manchester to Exeter train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 08:05 and the last train is around 18:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 07:05, and the last at 18:05.

When to book Manchester 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 to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Exeter?

CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Manchester to Exeter.

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.