Exeter to Bristol By Train (1hr 10min from 17.50 GBP)


Exeter St Davids Railway Station to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station by Train

Exeter St Davids Railway Station to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station by train

Trains from Exeter to Bristol run from Exeter St Davids Railway Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Exeter and Bristol runs regularly up to 28 times a day. The first Train leaves Exeter at 06:22 and the last Train departing at 21:49. The journey time on the Train is 1hr 10min.


On most trains there will be no changes. Some trains may have 1 change in Taunton.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Exeter to Bristol for just 17.50 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 47.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


To check train times and prices from Exeter to Bristol click on the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by Train, you will be using Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station Train station on London Road. Bristol Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.


 Exeter To Bristol by Megabus (2hr 20min from 14.00 GBP)


Exeter Bus And Coach Station to Colston Hall by Bus

Exeter Bus And Coach Station  to Colston Hall by bus

The Bus service between Exeter and Bristol runs 4 times a day. This service is run by Megabus with the first Bus leaving at 02:15 and the last leaving at 17:20. This can be the cheapest way to travel between the two locations with fares as low as 1.50 GBP one way for those who book online up to three months in advance. You can book a return fare from 14.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times after 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Exeter Bus And Coach Station in Exeter to Colston Hall in Bristol. Bristol is 86 miles (138.46Km) from Exeter and the journey time on the Bus will take 2hr 20min.


There are no changes. Passengers are dropped off at Colston Hall in Bristol City Centre.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Exeter to Bristol click the button below.



NOTE - be advised to bring your Megabus reservation printed or in your phone as drivers may refuse boarding unless you do even though this is not in their conditions.


If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bradshaw Street, Shudehill interchange bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus Station.


 Exeter To Bristol by Bus (2hr 15min from 20.50 GBP)


Exeter Bus And Coach Station to Bristol Coach Station by Bus

Exeter Bus And Coach Station  to Bristol Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between Exeter and Bristol runs 6 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 06:15 and the last bus is at 18:00. You can book a return fare from 20.50 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Exeter Bus And Coach Station in Exeter to Bristol Coach Station in Bristol. Bristol is 86 miles (138.46Km) from Exeter and the journey time on the Bus will take 2hr 15min.


There are no changes.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Exeter to Bristol click the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.


Exeter to Bristol by Car (1hr 33min 86 miles)


Car parking

Bristol is 86 miles (138.46Km) from Exeter. If you are travelling to Bristol by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.




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