Cheap train tickets from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Jan 27

Cheapest

$81

Average

$125

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 London to Exeter will cost around $ 125 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 81.

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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h40 01:15PMExeter Central
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$811One-way
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12:04PMLondon Paddington2h20 02:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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$811One-way
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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h49 01:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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$811One-way
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12:33PMLondon Paddington2h51 03:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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$811One-way
10:48AMLondon Paddington3h06 01:54PMExeter Central
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$831One-way

Train schedule from London to Exeter

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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h20 10:24AMPolsloe Bridge
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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h14 10:18AMExeter Central
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09:04AMLondon Paddington2h41 11:45AMExeter Central
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09:37AMLondon Paddington2h47 12:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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09:37AMLondon Paddington2h41 12:18PMExeter Central
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10:04AMLondon Paddington2h41 12:45PMExeter Central
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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h40 01:15PMExeter Central
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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h49 01:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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10:48AMLondon Paddington3h06 01:54PMExeter Central
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12:04PMLondon Paddington2h20 02:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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12:33PMLondon Paddington2h51 03:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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Thu
Jan 27
$81Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Fri
Jan 28
$81Great Western Railway
$21National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$42South Western Railway
$16Megabus
Sun
Jan 30
$30South Western Railway
$16Megabus
Mon
Jan 31
$25South Western Railway
$17National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$30South Western Railway
$17National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$25South Western Railway
$17National Express
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Feb 3
$25South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 4
$25South Western Railway
$20National Express
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Feb 5
$25South Western Railway
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Feb 6
$14South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 7
$21South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 8
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express
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Feb 9
$21South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 10
$21South Western Railway
$16Megabus
Fri
Feb 11
$21South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 12
$25South Western Railway
$21National Express
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Feb 13
$21South Western Railway
$16Megabus
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Feb 14
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$17National Express
Tue
Feb 15
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express

Fastest train times from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Jan 27

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

2 h 39 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

253 km

It's difficult to get from London to Exeter without transferring at least once.

Fastest
08:04AMLondon Paddington2h14 10:18AMExeter Central
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$2111One-way
08:04AMLondon Paddington2h20 10:24AMPolsloe Bridge
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$2111One-way
12:04PMLondon Paddington2h20 02:24PMPolsloe Bridge
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$811One-way
10:35AMLondon Paddington2h40 01:15PMExeter Central
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$811One-way
09:04AMLondon Paddington2h41 11:45AMExeter Central
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$2111One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Exeter

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 24 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway or South Western Railway

Trains from London to Exeter cover the 156 miles (252 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $25 (€21), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Trains from London to Exeter

South West Trains and Great Western railroad offer direct trains from London to Exeter. South West services depart from Waterloo while Great Western operate from Paddington. Departures start around 7:00 a.m. with 2 trains an hour for most of the day. The final connection is around 8:30 p.m. from Paddington. Journey times range from just over 3 hours to 3 hours and 40 minutes.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Exeter?

Departure Station: Paddington station is located on the west side of central London, with Underground connections on five lines. Local buses stop close to the station on Praed Street. cabs are one level up from the platforms. London Waterloo station is on the southern edge of the city centre, with an adjacent bus terminus and Underground links on four lines.

Arrival Station: Exeter St Davids station is around 20 minutes walk north-west of the city centre. 8 local bus routes stop outside the station entrance. cabs are available from the rank in front of the station.

Taking the Train from London

First Great Western trains from London to Exeter depart from Paddington station, while South West Trains services leave from Waterloo. Paddington, on the western side of the city centre, has an Underground station offering connections across the city on 4 lines. Buses, including night services, stop close by on Eastbourne Terrace and Praed Street. Waterloo, south of the centre close to the London Eye, also has an Underground station, with connections on 4 lines. There are bus stops at the station entrance and nearby on Waterloo Road. There are cab ranks at both stations.

Getting into Exeter by Train

Exeter is a historic West Country city, notable for the attractive Castle Quarter with parks and grounds around the 11th-century Norman fortress. Narrow passages around the High Street feature several atmospheric old buildings, particularly the 12th-century Guildhall. Trains from London to Exeter arrive at St. Davids station, situated by the river Exe on the western side of the city centre. There are local rail connections to Exeter Central and St James Park stations. Buses stop immediately outside the station, and nearby on St. Davids Hill, offering routes to the city centre and bus station. The cab rank is located by the main entrance.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Exeter

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Exeter from London cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Exeter to cost as little as $25 (€21)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train to Exeter from London?

The London to Exeter train ticket price is on average $53 (€44)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How far is Exeter from London by train?

You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km)  from London to Exeter by train.

How long is the train between London and Exeter?

On average the London to Exeter train time is 2 h 40 min  covering the 156 miles (252 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from London to Exeter depart from? Which Exeter train station do I come into from London?

Some of the London train stations to Exeter you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Exeter include Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Exeter St Davids.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Exeter?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Exeter St Davids, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center.

What train companies offer a service to Exeter from London?

When taking a train from London to Exeter, you can count on Great Western Railway or South Western Railway for the best way to get you to Exeter. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from London to Exeter and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Can I purchase a direct train from London to Exeter?

Yes, there are 24 direct trains per day from London to Exeter, and you can find a direct train for this journey with South Western Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains per day are there to Exeter from London?

On average, there are 24 trains a day from London to Exeter. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from London to Exeter? When is the last train from London to Exeter?

The first London to Exeter train departs at 7: 10 AM   and the last train from London to Exeter leaves at 10: 35 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Exeter on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Exeter from London for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from London to Exeter within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $53 (€44) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Exeter a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Exeter
London Victoria 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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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
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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
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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
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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