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Trains from Bristol to Exeter

Running 20 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel from Bristol to Exeter in comfort with CrossCountry. Our passengers can take advantage of our Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.

The journey from Bristol to Exeter takes you past the coast and through some of the most beautiful countryside in England. As you travel, you will catch glimpses of several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the rolling hills, shady woodland and quaint villages that lie in between. Travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter Saint David’s station in less than an hour in one of our comfortable modern trains.

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CrossCountry Trains from Bristol to Exeter

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Travelling to Exeter

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:08
  • Last CrossCountry train - 21:45

Travelling from Bristol to Exeter

Exeter is a beautiful, compact city that makes the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Devon and beyond. Travelling by train is always an excellent choice, whether you’re visiting for the day and simply want to explore the city, or are staying for longer and wish to explore the amazing surrounding countryside. The location has been settled since before the Romans arrived, meaning there is plenty of history to uncover, but the city is also full of all the modern conveniences you might expect from a vibrant local centre.

Once you have arrived in Exeter

Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Exeter

Exeter has excellent bus services linking the city centre with the surrounding areas, making it the perfect choice for onwards travel. However, if you prefer to travel more directly, a taxi rank is adjacent to the station.

Shopping in Exeter

Exeter is the perfect choice for shopaholics of all types. Whether you’re looking for some high street favourites or want to unearth completely unique pieces, there’s something here for everyone. The award-winning Princesshay shopping centre is a big draw in the region for good reason. Here, you will find an excellent selection of well-known brands as well as independent stores, plus a wide variety of restaurants and cafés perfect for resting weary legs. If you’re looking for something different, head to the West Quarter, where you will find many quirky shops jumbled together in old buildings and hidden away down unusual arcades, all adding to the city’s vintage charm.

Culture in Exeter

Exeter is a bustling regional centre, which really does offer something for everyone – whether you’re looking for something for the family, a romantic weekend or even a fun holiday away with your mates. For food lovers, Exeter definitely has its draws; surrounded by lush, fertile countryside, there’s an emphasis on fresh local produce at the local eateries that will make you taste buds tingle. There’s also a strong prominence of the arts and there’s always something on at one of the many music or theatre venues. For those who have an interest in history, we recommend heading to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum which has an excellent selection of exhibits. However, if art is more your thing, the Exeter Phoenix is not to be missed, as it has one of the best collections of contemporary art in the UK.

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