How to travel from London to Exeter

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from London to Exeter

You can get from London to Exeter by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Exeter on Jul 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:04AMLondon Paddington2h16 10:20AMExeter Central
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08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h39 02:29PMExeter
1 transfer
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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h19 10:23AMSt James' Park
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09:04AMLondon Paddington2h15 11:19AMExeter Central
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08:04AMLondon Paddington2h27 10:31AMExeter St Thomas
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Exeter from London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $78 (€70) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 156 miles (252 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from London to Exeter. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Exeter.

How to get from London to Exeter

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Exeter, 57,52% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Exeter and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Exeter

Travel 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.

You can travel to Exeter from London 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Exeter is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Exeter:

Taking a ferry is about $41 (€37) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $41 (€37) for this journey.

A ferry is $4 (€4) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from London to Exeter costing on average $4 (€4).

A ferry is generally $78 (€70) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $78 (€70) from London to Exeter.

The fastest way from London to Exeter is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 16 min.

There are alternative travel options to Exeter that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Exeter by bus can take on average 4 h 25 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Exeter by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The London to Exeter distance is around 156 miles (252 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Exeter is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 39 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Exeter as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Exeter:

  • Flights from London to Exeter most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Exeter International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Exeter:

  • You can take a bus from London to Exeter with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $41 (€37) with National Express from London to Exeter.
  • You can travel by train from London to Exeter with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway London to Exeter tickets for $78 (€70) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Exeter with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or National Express with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with South Western Railway with 37 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Exeter as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Exeter.

Looking to extend your trip from London to Exeter? Many Omio customers who go from London to Exeter usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bristol, Plymouth or Manchester. If you're looking to explore Bristol, Plymouth or Manchester from Exeter, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from London to Exeter, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $41 (€37) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $4 (€4) one way on average for this route.
  • A ferry ticket for this route is costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $78 (€70) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Exeter tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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