Exeter to London train

Cheap train tickets from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Cheapest

£44

Average

£73

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.

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07:29Exeter Central3h20 10:49London Waterloo
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£441One-way
08:28Exeter Central3h21 11:49London Waterloo
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£441One-way
07:20St James' Park3h29 10:49London Waterloo
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£451One-way
07:07Exeter St Thomas3h42 10:49London Waterloo
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£451One-way
10:48St James' Park4h01 14:49London Waterloo
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£451One-way

Train schedule Exeter to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 August
00:42Exeter St Thomas4h22 05:04London Paddington
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00:44St James' Park4h20 05:04London Paddington
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00:47Exeter Central4h17 05:04London Paddington
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05:14Exeter Central3h32 08:46London Waterloo
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06:29Exeter Central2h32 09:01London Paddington
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06:40St James' Park2h44 09:24London Paddington
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06:43Exeter Central2h41 09:24London Paddington
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07:07Exeter St Thomas3h42 10:49London Waterloo
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07:20St James' Park2h35 09:55London Paddington
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07:20St James' Park3h29 10:49London Waterloo
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07:29Exeter Central3h20 10:49London Waterloo
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07:35Exeter St Thomas2h20 09:55London Paddington
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07:41Exeter Central2h14 09:55London Paddington
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07:50St James' Park3h22 11:12London Paddington
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08:04Exeter Central3h08 11:12London Paddington
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08:09Exeter St Thomas3h03 11:12London Paddington
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08:09Exeter St Thomas3h40 11:49London Waterloo
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08:28Exeter Central3h21 11:49London Waterloo
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08:50St James' Park2h39 11:29London Paddington
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08:53Exeter Central2h36 11:29London Paddington
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09:05Exeter St Thomas2h24 11:29London Paddington
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09:20St James' Park2h46 12:06London Paddington
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09:23Exeter Central2h43 12:06London Paddington
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09:30Exeter Central3h19 12:49London Waterloo
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09:49St James' Park2h40 12:29London Paddington
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09:52Exeter Central2h37 12:29London Paddington
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10:04Exeter St Thomas2h25 12:29London Paddington
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10:43Exeter St Thomas2h46 13:29London Paddington
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10:43Exeter St Thomas4h06 14:49London Waterloo
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10:48St James' Park4h01 14:49London Waterloo
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10:48St James' Park2h41 13:29London Paddington
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11:48St James' Park2h39 14:27London Paddington
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Fastest train times from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

3 h 5 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

253 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Exeter for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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07:41Exeter Central2h14 09:55London Paddington
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£941One-way
07:35Exeter St Thomas2h20 09:55London Paddington
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£941One-way
09:05Exeter St Thomas2h24 11:29London Paddington
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£951One-way
10:04Exeter St Thomas2h25 12:29London Paddington
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£671One-way
06:29Exeter Central2h32 09:01London Paddington
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Overview: Train from Exeter to London

distanceDistance156 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency32 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 32 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway, Cross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Exeter to London cover the 156 miles long journey taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, Cross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 32 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £31, but the average price of train tickets is £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in London Victoria.

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

Buy your official CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Great Western Rail train tickets to London from Exeter from £31 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to London from Exeter you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Are you making plans to travel to London from Exeter? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Exeter to London trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 156 miles (252 km) between Exeter and London. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Exeter and London, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train to London from Exeter, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Book your South Western Railway Exeter to London train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check South Western Railway up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Exeter to London routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable South Western Railway train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Exeter and London is 156 miles (252 km), and the best price for a one-way Exeter - London South Western Railway train ticket starts at £31 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your South Western Railway ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with South Western Railway!

    Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Exeter and London with Great Western Rail! As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Great Western Rail, compare the best routes between Exeter and London as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail Exeter to London train ticket available today. If you search for Great Western Rail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Exeter and London on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 156 miles (252 km) trip to London from Exeter with ease and comfort on a train with Great Western Rail.

    Exeter to London train information with Great Western Rail:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 24 min
    • Great Western Rail frequency: 21 a day

    Trains from Exeter to London

    If you are looking for a convenient way to get to London, trains are the best option. There are two different companies providing train services available from Exeter. One such rail provider is South Western Railway and the other is Great Western Railway. They both regularly traverse the long trip, which has a journey duration of about 3h 19min. With our website or app, you'll be able to easily browse for convenient stations to travel to in the busy capital; commuters will find tickets for trains from Exeter to London easily accessible here. Their services begin around 05:00 and continue until about 21:00, and with a travel duration of about 2h 15min on the fastest route, passengers should have no difficulty finding a train that fits their schedule. The two providers share a busy route, ensuring that travellers never have to wait long to reach their destination.

    Exeter to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are about 34 direct trains from Exeter to London each day. These depart the station two to three times an hour from morning to late evening. Passengers should not have to wait long to get direct trains; both the South Western Railway and Great Western Railway service both offer at least one ride per hour. Most of the trains provide direct services and thus do not need a change during the journey.

    How long does the train from Exeter to London take?

    On average, the Exeter train travel duration to London is about 3h 19min, taking a long journey of roughly 156 miles (252 km); this travel time may vary depending on the day of the week or bank holidays. All routes are direct and require no changes. The popular rail providers plying the route from Exeter to London are Great Western Railway and South Western Railway, mostly providing fast-speed, direct train services. The fastest train travels from Exeter to London in about 2h 15min.

    Trains from Exeter to London: Glenfinnan bridge in Exeter. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: Trains travelling from Exeter to London mostly depart from Exeter St. David's train station. Other train stations in Exeter include Exeter Central, which is around a 15min walk from Exeter St. David’s, and Exeter St. Thomas railway station. Omio customers travelling this route mostly depart from Exeter St. David’s train station.

    Arrival train station: Trains arrive in London at either London Paddington or London Waterloo station, depending on whether you are travelling with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. London Waterloo is located on the edge of the South Bank, with good links to many bus routes and the London Underground. London Paddington is located a short walk from Hyde Park, west of London. Also, Paddington has great links throughout the city, with bus routes and links to the London Underground as well.

    Which train companies travel from Exeter to London?

    Both Great Western Railway and South Western Railway connect these two cities. Great Western trains travel to London Paddington, while South Western trains end their journey at London Waterloo. These trains cover the long journey of about 156 miles (252 km) in about 3h 19min, so be sure to check this will get you to London by your required time. You can start your journey to London from a few Exeter train stations, including Exeter St. David's, Exeter Central and Exeter St. Thomas. Similarly, the possible arrival stations in London include London Paddington and London Waterloo station. Omio customers on this route usually travel from Exeter St. David's to one of these London stations.

    Night Trains Exeter

    Most of the companies offering the train services operate during the day, as the journey is relatively long, with the fastest train taking approximately 2h 15min, while the slowest train takes approximately 3h 19min. This busy route is well serviced by two train service providers, so travellers won’t have to wait in long queues before departure. The demand on this route renders night travel pretty rare past roughly 21:00.

    Great Western Railway trains from Exeter to London

    Great Western Railway trains provide rail journeys, including direct train services. Most of the trips start from Exeter St. David's and arrive at London Paddington station. This train company provides first-class or standard-class tickets, in addition to other special tariffs like advance tickets, to provide the best deals on train fares.

    South Western Railway trains from Exeter to London

    The alternative train company is South Western Railway, which also provides fast-speed, direct train services. Most of their trains depart Exeter at the Exeter St. David's station and terminate at London Waterloo, in London. They also have a variety of tickets for their customers to choose from.

    Trains from Exeter to London: Sustainability travel

    Travelling from Exeter to London by train is easy, cheap and affordable for most passengers. Plus, train as a mode of transport is considered sustainable, since it is environmentally friendly; it emits relatively less carbon into the atmosphere and produces less noise pollution. The railway also takes up little amounts of space.

    Trains from Exeter to London: Services on Board

    If you are heading to London and you want to avoid the hassle of carrying luggage, there are companies in Exeter that will bring your luggage to your door. The South Western Railway trains plying this route have several beneficial services on board; for instance, special attention and services to the elderly, disabled and expectant women are available. The assistance team also provides wheelchair assistance services to the disabled and elderly. Both South Western and Great Western companies permit their clients to carry pets (like dogs) and bicycles on board, provided they make reservations with the respective company and adhere to the policies regulating pets and bicycles. Great Western also has a dedicated assistance team to cater for the needs of the elderly, disabled and pregnant women; they provide wheelchair services in addition to helping them in the process of booking and making reservations.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Exeter to London

    Cheap train tickets are available on our website or app, a platform that offers great deals for travellers. We also provide advance booking tickets, which can be booked up to seven days before the day of departure; this package gives access to low-price deals between Exeter and London. Check out other travel tips and offers in our online travel-guide magazine, which offers a wide range of experiences, sceneries and relevant information – The Window Seat.

    Trains from Exeter to London: icons of London. Source: Shutterstock

    To London by train—travel tips

    London is the capital city of England and is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom. It is a global city that offers a platform for arts, education, commerce and business, entertainment, fashion and health care. It has a wide range of cultural and heritage sites that provide information on the evolution of the city, and it also houses several football teams, including the Chelsea and Tottenham football clubs. London has been named as one of the ethnically diverse cities globally, with over 300 different ethnic groups. The following are some of the must-visit places in London for most travellers:

    • Palace of Westminster
    • National History Museum
    • The London Eye
    • Emirates Airline cable car
    • Tower of London
    • The British Museum
    • Warner Bros Studio tour
    • SEA LIFE London

    Travel Tips: Trains from Exeter to London

    Travel by train to London 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 Exeter to London.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to London from Exeter for the next 7 days starting from £31  one way.
    The Exeter to London train ticket price is on average £47  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The Exeter to London train distance is approximately 156 miles.
    On average the train from Exeter to London duration is 3 h  for the 156 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Exeter St Davids, located approximately 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre of Exeter. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city centre.

    Take the Exeter to London train with Great Western Railway, Cross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Exeter to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 32 direct trains a day from Exeter to London. If you’re looking for a direct train from Exeter to London, consider travelling with South Western Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing Exeter for London is 32 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Exeter to London train departs at 05: 29   and the last train from Exeter to London leaves at 19: 34. Check out the most up-to-date Exeter to London train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Exeter to London is on average £47 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Exeter to London available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Exeter
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    Exeter St Davids is the most popular Exeter railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Exeter for your journey to London.
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    Public transport options for Exeter St Davids
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus stop at the front of the station on Queens Street
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: To Exeter St Davids: Cowick Street bus stop by shopping precint. To Newton Abbot: Cowick Street bus stop outside the station

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