Travelling to Exeter for Christmas

Wherever you’re travelling from this Christmas, Exeter is easy to get to. By road, bus or train there are plenty of ways to get to the city.

With Christmas markets, fantastic shopping and lovely bars and restaurants Exeter is the place to be this Christmas.

By Road

Located just off the M5 from the North, the A30/A303 from the East and the A38 from the West, there is an easy route into Exeter from any direction. Taking approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to reach Exeter from Bristol and just under 3 hours from London, driving to Exeter is quick and hassle free.

Parking once you get here is made easy with over 4,700 paid parking spaces across the city centre. Multi-storey and outdoor car parks are available with most car parks offering a couple of payment options.

 

By Bus

Stagecoach South West offer frequent services throughout Exeter and its surrounding areas. Most popular destinations are on major bus routes with regular services throughout the day.  Exeter Megarider tickets are available with unlimited use in the Exeter area, starting from just £4 for a day to £45 for a month.

Three major Park and Ride services are also available at Honiton Road, Sowton and Matford. All Park & Ride services are clearly signposted and both Sowton and Honiton Road provide regular buses into the centre late into the evenings. Return fares are just £2.50 for an adult or £6* for up to 5 people travelling together.

Red – Honiton Road

With the park & ride gates at Honiton Road now open until midnight every night, it is possible to use the route 4 buses every night of the week all year round once the park & ride buses have finished running. See the park & ride timetable for full information.

We will also be running additional Red Park & Ride journeys on the Thursdays before Christmas departing Paris Street at 21:10, 21:40 and 22:10. The last number 4 bus leaves the bus station at 23:10.

Blue – Sowton

With the park & ride gates at Sowton now open until midnight every night, it is possible to use the route 9/9A buses every night of the week all year round once the park & ride buses have finished running. See the park & ride timetable for full information.

*Available after 08:45 Mon-Fri and anytime at weekends.

 

By Train

Exeter has two main train stations located within easy distance to the city centre via foot or public transport.

Exeter St David’s is the main hub, providing links to most major cities across the UK. It is around a 20 minute walk from the station to the city centre, or a short bus or taxi ride. There is a taxi rank and bus stop outside the station. Exeter Central is the closest station to the High Street and connects all of Exeter’s surrounding areas to the city.

Great Western Railway, South West Trains, Cross Country and Virgin all provide frequent services to and from Exeter.

 

By Air

If you are visiting from further afield, Exeter International Airport is just a few miles out of Exeter and is easily reached by car and bus via the A30 heading West. With flights daily to London and other major national airports, as well as flights internationally there are plenty of direct links to other parts of the UK and abroad.

 

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