The cheapest trains from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£59

Average

£72

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 Exeter to London will cost around £ 72 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 59.

Cheapest
10:15Exeter St Davids2h14 12:29London Paddington
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£591One-way
09:41Exeter St Davids2h25 12:06London Paddington
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£601One-way
10:27Exeter St Davids2h45 13:12London Paddington
1 changes
£601One-way
08:23Exeter St Davids3h26 11:49London Waterloo
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£681One-way
10:25Exeter St Davids3h24 13:49London Waterloo
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£681One-way

Timetable Exeter to London

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08:00Exeter St Davids2h29 10:29London Paddington
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08:23Exeter St Davids3h26 11:49London Waterloo
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08:27Exeter St Davids2h45 11:12London Paddington
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09:14Exeter St Davids2h15 11:29London Paddington
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09:25Exeter St Davids3h24 12:49London Waterloo
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09:41Exeter St Davids2h25 12:06London Paddington
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10:15Exeter St Davids2h14 12:29London Paddington
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10:25Exeter St Davids3h24 13:49London Waterloo
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10:27Exeter St Davids2h45 13:12London Paddington
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
18 Oct
£68South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Tue
19 Oct
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
20 Oct
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
21 Oct
£34South Western Railway
£18National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£44South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
23 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
24 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£42South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£42South Western Railway
£21National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£42South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£8Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£15National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£45Great Western Railway
£11Megabus

The fastest trains from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

2 h 47 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

253 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Exeter for London every day 7 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 47 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 14 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 26 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
10:15Exeter St Davids2h14 12:29London Paddington
0 changes
£591One-way
09:14Exeter St Davids2h15 11:29London Paddington
0 changes
£841One-way
09:41Exeter St Davids2h25 12:06London Paddington
0 changes
£601One-way
08:00Exeter St Davids2h29 10:29London Paddington
0 changes
£841One-way
08:27Exeter St Davids2h45 11:12London Paddington
1 changes
£861One-way

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Train Information from Exeter to London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£48 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway or South Western Railway

Trains from Exeter to London cover the 156 miles (252 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £48, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in London Victoria.

Trains from Exeter to London

With a choice of arrival stations in the busy capital, passengers will find trains from Exeter to London readily available. With services beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. continuing til almost 9:00 p.m. and journey times as little as two hours 15 minutes, passengers will not struggle to find a train to suit their schedule. Two providers share the busy route, making sure that travellers never have to wait long for their next direct departure.

Which train companies travel from Exeter to London?

The busy Exeter to London route is served by two providers. Both Great Western Railway and South Western Railway connect the two cities. Great Western trains terminate at London Paddington, while South Western trains complete their journey at London Waterloo.

How long is the train from Exeter to London?

The travel time varies from two hours 15 minutes to three hours 30 minutes. All routes are direct, requiring no changes. Some trains just eliminate stops along the route to decrease travel time.

How many trains are there from Exeter to London?

There are approximately 34 direct train departures from Exeter to London each day. These are spread from 5:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. with between two and three departures per hour. Passengers should never have to wait long for the next direct depature, with South Western Railway and Great Western Railway both offering at least one departure per hour.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Exeter to London depart from Exeter St. David's. Exeter St David's is just a 15-minute walk from Exter's alternate train station, Exeter Central, and a 20-minute walk from the high street. Bus services connect the station with the centre of town, running every 30 minutes.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at either London Paddington or London Waterloo, depending on whether you travel with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. London Waterloo is found on the edge of the South Bank, with great links to numerous bus routes and the London Underground. London Paddington is found a short walk from Hyde Park in west London. Again, Paddington has great links across the city, with both bus routes and London Underground links available.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Exeter and London?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to London from Exeter for the next 7 days starting from £34  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Exeter to London?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Exeter to London train prices are on average £48  one way.
What is the distance by train from Exeter to London?
The Exeter to London train distance is approximately 156 miles (252 km).
How long is the train between Exeter and London?
While the time it takes to travel 156 miles (252 km) to London from Exeter can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Exeter to London is on average 2 h 11 min.
What is the departure train station in Exeter and arrival train station in London?

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.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Exeter St Davids and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Exeter to London?
For the journey from Exeter to London you can take a train with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to London from Exeter on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct train from Exeter to London?
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Exeter to London with South Western Railway or Great Western Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many train services are there to London from Exeter a day?
The average number of trains departing Exeter for London is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Exeter to London?
The first train from Exeter to London leaves at 07: 23   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 21. Omio shows you the latest train from Exeter to London timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to London from Exeter to get 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 route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Exeter to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £48 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Exeter to London a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Exeter
London
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.