London to Exeter train

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Cheap train tickets from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Exeter is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
01:03PM2h28
London Paddington (PAD)
03:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
$941One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
12:05PM2h26
London Paddington (PAD)
02:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
$941One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
11:03AM2h28
London Paddington (PAD)
01:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
$941One-way
1 transfer
South Western Railway
08:20AM3h19
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:39AMExeter Central (EXC)
$1151One-way
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:20AM3h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:43AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
$1151One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from London to Exeter

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
Great Western Railway
08:03AM2h29
London Paddington (PAD)
10:32AMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:03AM2h04
London Paddington (PAD)
10:07AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:03AM2h15
London Paddington (PAD)
10:18AMExeter Central (EXC)
1 transfer
South Western Railway
08:20AM3h19
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:39AMExeter Central (EXC)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:20AM3h23
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:43AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:04AM2h10
London Paddington (PAD)
11:14AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:04AM2h24
London Paddington (PAD)
11:28AMExeter Central (EXC)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
09:04AM2h28
London Paddington (PAD)
11:32AMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer
South Western Railway
09:20AM3h18
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:38PMExeter Central (EXC)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:20AM3h22
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:42PMExeter St Davids (EXD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:03AM2h00
London Paddington (PAD)
12:03PMExeter St Davids (EXD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:03AM2h15
London Paddington (PAD)
12:18PMExeter Central (EXC)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
10:03AM2h29
London Paddington (PAD)
12:32PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
11:03AM2h28
London Paddington (PAD)
01:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
12:05PM2h26
London Paddington (PAD)
02:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
01:03PM2h28
London Paddington (PAD)
03:31PMExeter St Thomas (EXT)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

253 km

Of the 16 trains that leave London for Exeter every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
10:03AM2h00
London Paddington (PAD)
12:03PMExeter St Davids (EXD)
$1341One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:03AM2h04
London Paddington (PAD)
10:07AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
$2001One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:04AM2h10
London Paddington (PAD)
11:14AMExeter St Davids (EXD)
$2001One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:03AM2h15
London Paddington (PAD)
12:18PMExeter Central (EXC)
$1341One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:03AM2h15
London Paddington (PAD)
10:18AMExeter Central (EXC)
$2001One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from London to Exeter

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 7 min
priceCheapest ticket price$31 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway, Great Western Rail or CrossCountry
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $11 (€10)

Trains from London to Exeter run on average 16 times per day, taking around 2h 34m for the 253 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $31 (€27) but you can travel from only $11 (€10) by bus.

Train companies: South Western Railway, Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from London to Exeter trains

Buy your official South Western Railway, Great Western Rail and CrossCountry train tickets to Exeter from London from $31 (€27) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

South Western Railway from London to Exeter train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: $31
  • South Western Railway frequency: 10 a day

FAQs: Trains from London to Exeter

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Exeter easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Exeter.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Exeter can start from as little as $31 (€27) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Exeter is $71 (€62); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Exeter train travel time is 2 h 7 min   for the 156 mile (252 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Exeter leaves at 7: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Exeter leaves at 11: 45 PM.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from London to Exeter with South Western Railway or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best London to Exeter train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway, Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Exeter from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 45 PM.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London St Pancras International. When arriving in Exeter, you can end your journey in train stations like Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Exeter St Davids, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Exeter from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 7 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Exeter by train is November.
You have options as you can travel between London and Exeter 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Exeter

London
Exeter
London Waterloo is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Exeter.
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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+44 345 711 4141
Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transit options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transit options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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