Cheap train tickets from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£55

Average

£63

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 £ 63 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 55.

Cheapest
10:30Exeter Central3h56 14:26London Paddington
2 changes
£551One-way
08:48Polsloe Bridge2h41 11:29London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
11:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 14:28London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
08:54Exeter Central2h35 11:29London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
14:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 17:28London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way

Train schedule Exeter to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, 29 Jan
08:28Exeter Central4h00 12:28London Waterloo
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08:48Polsloe Bridge2h41 11:29London Paddington
0 changes
08:54Exeter Central2h35 11:29London Paddington
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09:17Polsloe Bridge2h52 12:09London Paddington
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09:23Exeter Central2h46 12:09London Paddington
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09:30Exeter Central4h03 13:33London Waterloo
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09:41Exeter Central2h48 12:29London Paddington
0 changes
10:30Exeter Central3h56 14:26London Paddington
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10:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 13:28London Paddington
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11:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 14:28London Paddington
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12:47Polsloe Bridge2h42 15:29London Paddington
0 changes
14:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 17:28London Paddington
0 changes

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Sat
29 Jan
£55South Western Railway
£16National Express
Sun
30 Jan
£37South Western Railway
£15National Express
Mon
31 Jan
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
1 Feb
£45Great Western Railway
£13National Express
Thu
3 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£12Megabus
Fri
4 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
5 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£14National Express
Sun
6 Feb
£33Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
7 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
8 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£12National Express
Wed
9 Feb
£27South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
10 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£13Megabus
Fri
11 Feb
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
12 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£15National Express
Sun
13 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£12National Express
Mon
14 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
15 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£12National Express
Wed
16 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£12National Express
Thu
17 Feb
£28South Western Railway
£15National Express

Fastest train times from Exeter to London

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

253 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Exeter for London every day 2 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 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 3 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
08:54Exeter Central2h35 11:29London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
08:48Polsloe Bridge2h41 11:29London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
11:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 14:28London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
14:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 17:28London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way
10:47Polsloe Bridge2h41 13:28London Paddington
1 changes
£591One-way

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Overview: Train from Exeter to London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway or South Western Railway

Trains from Exeter to London cover the 156 miles (252 km) long route taking on average 2 h 46 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 route costs around £44, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Exeter to London

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Exeter to London?

You can find a cheap train from Exeter to London for some dates and times for as low as £31  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Exeter to London on average?

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 £44  one way.

What is the distance between Exeter and London via train?

You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km)  between Exeter and London by train.

What is the average Exeter to London train duration?

The train time from Exeter to London is on average 2 h 46 min  for the 156 miles (252 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Exeter and London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in Exeter goes to London? Which train station do I come into London from Exeter?

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 to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Exeter St Davids, located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city centre of Exeter. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service from Exeter to London?

Take the Exeter to London train with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to London from Exeter as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any Exeter to London direct train services?

Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Exeter to London. You can look to travel with South Western Railway  without needing to change 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 to London from Exeter a day?

On average, there are 17 trains a day from Exeter to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Exeter to London? When is the last train from Exeter to London?

The earliest train departing from Exeter to London leaves at 05: 14. The last train departing from Exeter to London leaves at 11: 30. You can find the latest Exeter to London train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy Exeter to London train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Exeter to London is on average £44 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 companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to London from Exeter available 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.

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