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Journey Details

Best price £ 13.78
Journey duration 9 h 58 min
Connections per day 18
First departure 00:10
Last departure 23:50
Distance 198.2 mi

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Manchester to Exeter?

On average, a bus ticket from Manchester to Exeter will cost you £ 29.42. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 13.78. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Stations of departure

Manchester Airport
Manchester
Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
Manchester Central Bus Station
Coach Station
Shudehill
Manchester Airport Bus Station
Airport (MAN)

Destination stations

Exeter undefined
Exeter Sidwell Street
Exeter Sidwell Stop
Exeter, Coach Stop 31, Sidwell St
Sidwell Street
Exeter (Bus & Coach Station)
Exeter

CO2 emissions for this route

Flight
90.915kg
Train
4.466kg
Bus
21.692kg
Car
15.631kg
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 9 h 5 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter
07:00 - 16:05
£ 13.78
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 9 h 15 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter Sidwell Stop
07:00 - 16:15
£ 13.78
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 7 h 30 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter
12:15 - 19:45
£ 13.78
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 7 h 40 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter Sidwell Stop
12:15 - 19:55
£ 13.78
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 40 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter
04:10 - 12:50
£ 15.91
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 50 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter Sidwell Stop
04:10 - 13:00
£ 15.91
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 10 h 25 min
Manchester Central Bus Station - Exeter Sidwell Stop
08:30 - 18:55
£ 16.98

How long does it take to get from Manchester to Exeter by bus?

The journey from Manchester to Exeter covers a distance of 198.2 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 10 h. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 6 h 40 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Manchester to Exeter faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Manchester to Exeter?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Manchester to Exeter, which usually leaves at 04:00. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 23:50. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Manchester to Exeter take place each day?

On average, there are 16 daily departures from Manchester to Exeter. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 20 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Megabus and National Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 1 departures from Manchester which travel directly to Exeter. There are 15 journeys with one change or more.

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