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SW Falcon - Bristol and Bristol Airport to Exeter

Need to make your way from Bristol, or even Bristol Airport, to Exeter? Just jump on board the Falcon. Our speedy service originates in Bristol, passing through Exeter before finishing the journey in Plymouth.

The total journey will take around 2 hours, and you can find out everything you need to know - from how to buy a ticket to additional route information - below. 

Journey Information from Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport to Exeter

Fares from: £10
Average journey time:   2 hours 5 minutes
Changes:   Direct service
Buses per day:   Monday to Thursday: 18 buses per day. Friday to Sunday: 19 buses per day. 
Distance:   85 miles
Bus operators:   Stagecoach
Origin:   Bristol Cabot Circus, Bond Street  (Stop T)
Destination:    Exeter, opposite Sowton Park and Ride

Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport to Exeter 

Get to where you need to be with our Bristol Airport coach. Starting at Stop N on Bond Street, near Bristol Cabot Circus, your journey will consist of nine other stops before reaching Exeter. 

Bristol Airport to Bristol City Centre Stops

From Bristol City Centre, you're just minutes away from Bristol Airport. Jump on board with your luggage and we'll drop you right off at the arrivals area.
  • Bristol City Centre, Cabot Circus
  • Lime Kiln Flyover
  • Bristol Airport arrivals

    Bristol Airport to Exeter Stops 

    Heading home after an amazing holiday? Or coming back from an exciting work-related trip? Whatever the reason, you can ensure a stress-free journey when you use our Falcon service. View the route from Bristol Airport to Exeter  here: 

  • Bristol Airport Arrivals
  • Churchill Lane
  • Brent Knoll Fox & Goose A38
  • Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5
  • Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue
  • Cullompton Weary Traveller
  • Exeter Honiton Road Miller & Carter
  • Exeter opposite Sowton Park & Ride

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    Compare prices

    Save money when you travel on the Falcon with Stagecoach. It's much cheaper than getting from A to B via train, and we'll take you directly to Bristol Airport too. Take a look at how our prices compare with off-peak rail fares below.


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    Discounted Return*

    Falcon - Bristol Airport   to Exeter 

     £19.80 £12

    Falcon  - Bristol Cabot Circus to  Exeter

     £15  £19.80


    Off-Peak Train to Bristol Temple Meads**



    *Discounted returns are available on the Falcon for the under 25s, over 60s and concessionary pass holders. 
    **Results taken 07/02/2019, prices subject to change. Return price based on off-peak anytime adult return. Single price based on off-peak single.

    How can I buy a ticket?

    Buying a ticket is simple with Stagecoach. You can purchase a ticket on the day you plan to travel from your Falcon driver or pre-book a seat online via The choice is yours!
    A single fare for our Bristol to Exeter route is just £14., while a return is even better value for money at £16. For those travelling in a group of five or less, a group return ticket is likely to be your cheapest option - it's just twice the price of an adult return ticket.


    Why fly by Falcon?

  •     USB charging points, power sockets and air con on board!
  • Dedicated wheelchair space (pre-book, see FAQs for details)
  • Connects Devon with Somerset and Bristol 24/7*
  • Pay by contactless for your ticket.
  • ContactlessWiFi

    USB Charging


    Need to travel from Exeter to Bristol?

    Making a return journey, or simply need to head north rather than south. Our Falcon service runs from Exeter to Bristol too. View the Falcon bus times below.

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    How long does it take to travel from Bristol to Exeter with the South West Falcon?

    On average, the journey from Bristol to Exeter takes 2 hours 5 minutes. 18 buses operate per day between Monday and Thursday, and 19 buses a day between Friday and Sunday.


    Is this a direct service from Bristol to Exeter?

    The Falcon is a direct service meaning no changes are required.


    What is the distance between Bristol and Exeter?

    The distance between Bristol Cabot Circus and Exeter Sowton Park and Ride is 85 miles. 


    What time is the first bus from Exeter to Bristol?

    The first bus from Bristol departs at 1:30.


    What time is the last bus from Plymouth to Bristol?

    The last bus from Bristol departs at 23:30. 


    If you still can't find the answer you need, take a look at our complete list of FAQs or contact the Stagecoach team for more information - there are plenty of ways to get in touch.