The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Exeter to London will cost around $ 74 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 42.
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2 h 20 m
3 h 6 m
Trains per day
Of the 53 trains that leave Exeter for London every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 253 km distance in an average of 3 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||156 miles (252 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 19 min|
|Average train ticket price||$56 (€46)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Great Western Railway or South Western Railway|
Trains from Exeter to London cover the 156 miles (252 km) long route taking on average 3 h 19 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $56 (€46), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in London Victoria.
A scenic cathedral and university city in Devon, Exeter is a popular destination for travelers heading for the beaches and moors of the West Country. It's also a main rail hub for the region, with direct trains from Exeter to two London stations. The fastest trains from Exeter to London take around two hours and 15 minutes to reach the capital, with departures available from very early morning through to an overnight connection leaving after midnight.
Great Western Railway offers direct trains from Exeter to London Paddington. South Western Railway provides direct services from Exeter to London Waterloo. Additional indirect connections involve using Cross Country Trains departures from Exeter to Taunton connecting with Great Western Railway trains to London Paddington.
The fastest trains from Exeter to London are some Great Western Railway departures to London Paddington, taking two hours and 15 minutes to reach the capital. Most trains to Paddington take around 15 to 20 minutes longer, while South Western Railway services to London Waterloo take more than an hour longer to complete the 196 mile trip to London.
Great Western Railway departures from Exeter to London Paddington operate hourly from very early in the morning until just before 9 p.m. There is also an overnight service to Paddington leaving just after 1:00 a.m. South Western Railways services to London Waterloo also operate hourly, from early morning until around 8:30 p.m. Sunday schedules offer a reduced frequency, with no early morning services.
Departure train station: Exeter St Davids is the main station in the city, located on the west side of the center, with bus connections available from stops at the front entrance. Facilities at the station include ATMs, free WiFi, a coffee shop, vending machines, and taxi stands.
Arrival train station: London Paddington Station is west of central London with transport links from bus stops on Praed Street and on five Underground lines. London Waterloo Station is on the south side of the city center with four Underground lines and an adjacent bus terminus. Both stations have restaurants, coffee shops, food stores, newsagents and taxi stands.
Some of the Exeter train stations to London you can start your journey from include Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arriving in London Victoria.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Exeter St Davids, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center.
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