The cheapest trains from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$82

Average

$82

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 $ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 82.

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08:35AMLondon Paddington2h29 11:04AMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way
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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h23 12:58PMExeter St Davids
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09:04AMLondon Paddington2h08 11:12AMExeter St Davids
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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h05 10:09AMExeter St Davids
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10:04AMLondon Paddington2h09 12:13PMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way

Timetable London to Exeter

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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h05 10:09AMExeter St Davids
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08:35AMLondon Paddington2h29 11:04AMExeter St Davids
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09:04AMLondon Paddington2h08 11:12AMExeter St Davids
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10:04AMLondon Paddington2h09 12:13PMExeter St Davids
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10:35AMLondon Paddington2h23 12:58PMExeter St Davids
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
Sep 25
$82Great Western Railway
$22National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$84Great Western Railway
$27National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$52South Western Railway
$17National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$30South Western Railway
$17National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$26South Western Railway
$12National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$30South Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$42South Western Railway
$18National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$57Great Western Railway
$17National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$46Great Western Railway
$18National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$42South Western Railway
$12National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$26South Western Railway
$12National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$26South Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$26South Western Railway
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 8
$21South Western Railway
$12National Express
Sat
Oct 9
$46Great Western Railway
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 10
$46Great Western Railway
$22National Express
Mon
Oct 11
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express
Tue
Oct 12
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express
Wed
Oct 13
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express
Thu
Oct 14
$21South Western Railway
$17National Express

The fastest trains from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 14 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

253 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Exeter every day 5 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 2 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 5 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 29 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.

Fastest
08:04AMLondon Paddington2h05 10:09AMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way
09:04AMLondon Paddington2h08 11:12AMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way
10:04AMLondon Paddington2h09 12:13PMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way
10:35AMLondon Paddington2h23 12:58PMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way
08:35AMLondon Paddington2h29 11:04AMExeter St Davids
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$821One-way

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Train Information to Exeter from London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€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 29 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 route for as low as $26 (€21), but the average price of train tickets is $54 (€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
Travel by train 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
What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Exeter?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Exeter from London for the next 7 days starting from $26 (€21)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between London and Exeter?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Exeter train price to come in at an average of $54 (€44)  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Exeter by train?
You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km)  from London to Exeter by train.
How long is the train ride to Exeter from London?
On average the London to Exeter train travel time is 2 h 29 min  for the 156 miles (252 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel 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?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Exeter, your train can arrive in train stations including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Exeter St Davids.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Exeter St Davids, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Exeter.

Which train providers can get me from London to Exeter?
Take the London to Exeter train with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between London and Exeter as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I buy a direct train from London to Exeter?
Yes, there are 24 direct trains per day from London to Exeter. You can look to travel with Great Western Railway  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
How many trains are there from London to Exeter a day?
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 can I take the first train from London to Exeter? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from London to Exeter at 4: 33 AM. The last train from London to Exeter that you can take departs at 9: 35 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Exeter schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from London to Exeter for the best deals?
You can find trains from London to Exeter to cost on average $54 (€44) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Exeter train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Exeter
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176