How to Reach Exeter - The Easiest Way to Reach Exeter


  • By Air : The nearest airport to the center of Exeter is Exeter International which is 10 miles away from the center of the city. This airport has various domestic and international flights coming in and out throughout the day and night.
  • By Train : Exeter lies on the London Paddington to Cornwall line, with a train running roughly every hour from Paddington to Exeter through most of the day. Exeter St. David’s is the main train station.
  • By Bus : National Express operates a number of bus services from points and places around United Kingdom that take you to the city's bus and coach station- Paris Street.


  • By Foot: The central area of the city is fairly small, hence travelling by foot is the best option to ensure not missing out on even a single spot.
  • By Road: There are ample bus services operating within the city offering daily and weekly passes. Choose the one most convenient to you and is close to the hotel you stay in and your trip would be sorted.
  • By Train: There are 3-4 small stations in Exeter namely St James Park, Exeter Central (main local station) and St Thomas to connect you to the city by train.
  • By Cycle: There are routes meant for cyclists on various roads and can be used if you are up for riding your way through.

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Modes of Transportation in Exeter

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Exeter. The most preferred mode of transport in Exeter is Walking.

Average distance: 11.38 km Average time: 42.57 min

  • Walking 37.5%
    Walking 34.33 min Bike 6.67 min Overall average time for 2.54 kms 41 min
  • Bike 12.5%
    Bike 30 min Overall average time for 10 kms 30 min
  • Car 37.5%
    Driving 43.33 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 20.67 kms 48.33 min

How to Reach Exeter from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Exmouth to Exeter 17.31 km 17 mins
Newton abbot to Exeter 22.59 km 22 mins
Torquay to Exeter 28.47 km 28 mins
Paignton to Exeter 31.61 km 31 mins
Sidmouth to Exeter 33.23 km 33 mins
Plymouth to Exeter 77.61 km 1 hour 17 mins
Weston-super-mare to Exeter 93.16 km 1 hour 33 mins
Wadebridge to Exeter 146.31 km 2 hours 26 mins
Hayle to Exeter 217.87 km 3 hours 37 mins
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