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The incredible journey from Sheffield to Exeter is wonderful by train. Travel through the heart of England, passing by several areas of outstanding natural beauty as your train whistles through the stunning countryside. From your train window you will catch glimpses of the whole of England from rolling hills to the coast, river and streams, secluded woodlands, fields and hedgerows.
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Travelling to Exeter
First CrossCountry train - 06:53
Last CrossCountry train - 18:56
Travelling from Sheffield to Exeter
The city of Exeter has much to offer visitors, from walks along the Jurassic coast, to views of its beautiful cathedral, from unparalleled shopping to cosy nights in timeless local pubs. With loads to do for families and friendship groups alike, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in the city.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Exeter?
Yes, you can travel from Sheffield to Exeter without changing trains in less than 4 hours.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Exeter?
Travelling from Sheffield to Exeter you will have access to all the comforts you would expect from a CrossCountry Train. Make the most of comfortable seats, many of which have tables, and all of which have electric charging points. There is also designated luggage storage space on each train. A trolley service of light refreshments is also available. For added comfort we recommend upgrading to First Class.
Does Exeter St Davids Station have step-free access?
The whole station has step free access and there is a ramp available for train access, an accessible ticket machine is also available.
How far is the city centre?
Exeter St Davids is situated less than a mile from the city centre, either a 20-minute stroll through the city, or take one of the regular buses.
Does the station have family areas?
Exeter St Davids station has baby changing facilities for families to use as well as a waiting room which is perfect for families.
For further information about Exeter St Davids Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Exeter
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Exeter
Exeter is serviced by regular buses, although in order to make the most of these you may need to travel into the city, as not many pass by Exeter St Davids. Another choice available to you is to take a taxi, and there is a taxi rank situated adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Exeter
Exeter is a shopoholic’s dream, with people flocking to the city to enjoy the chic boutiques and unique independent stores which sit alongside all the household names. Whether you choose to make your way down the High Street with its popular big name brands, or venture off into the West Quarter with its eclectic mix of antiques, crafts, and vintage shops. If the shopping is tiring you out, wander down to the historic Quayside where you can rest your tired legs at one of the many cafés and restaurants and come back refreshed to hit the shops again.
Culture in Exeter
As the city has a history dating back to the Roman times, it is perhaps unsurprising that Exeter is a power house when it comes to culture. On one visit you can visit the historic Cathedral, the imposing roman wall and the bustling Quayside. You can immerse yourself in history at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, or indulge your need for speed on the water with one of the many water sports available in the city.