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from Southampton to Exeter

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

Our recommendation

To get from Southampton to Exeter on Oct 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMSouthampton, Coach Station7h55 07:15PMExeter, Honiton Road
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05:05PMSouthampton, Coach Station8h00 01:05AMExeter, Honiton Road
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08:30PMSouthampton, Coach Station7h35 04:05AMExeter
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11:20AMSouthampton, Coach Station8h05 07:25PMExeter
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10:20AMSouthampton, Coach Station7h05 05:25PMExeter, Honiton Road
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Oct 21
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$37National Express
Oct 22
$64South Western Railway
$47National Express
Oct 23
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$32National Express
Oct 24
$41South Western Railway
$43National Express

Travel Information from Southampton to Exeter

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $62
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€30) • 7 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $62 (€51) • 2 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 93 miles (150 km) between Southampton and Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Southampton to Exeter.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Exeter.
How do I reach Exeter from Southampton?

You can travel to Exeter from Southampton 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Exeter?

The cheapest way to go to Exeter from Southampton is by taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Exeter:

A bus is generally $26 (€21) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $62 (€51) from Southampton to Exeter.

What is the fastest way to travel from Southampton to Exeter?

The fastest way from Southampton to Exeter is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 32 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 50 min.

How far is Exeter from Southampton?

The distance from Southampton to Exeter is approximately 93 miles (150 km).

How many services a day are there between Southampton and Exeter?

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Exeter is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Exeter from Southampton as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Southampton? Where do I arrive in Exeter?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Southampton at Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Exeter at Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).
  • Trains mostly depart from Southampton Central and arrive in Exeter St Davids.
Which travel companies can get me from Southampton to Exeter?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Southampton to Exeter, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Exeter by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Southampton to Exeter for $36 (€30) on Omio.
  • South Western Railway can get you to Exeter by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with South Western Railway from Southampton to Exeter for $62 (€51) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Southampton to Exeter?
Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Exeter? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton to Exeter usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Plymouth. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Plymouth from Exeter, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Southampton to Exeter online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Southampton 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 for this trip is costing $36 (€30) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $62 (€51) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Southampton 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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