Trains from London to Exeter

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The cheapest trains

from London
to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

£30

Average

£51

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Exeter will cost around £ 51 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 30.

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09:20London Waterloo3h2212:42Exeter St Davids
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£301One-way
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08:20London Waterloo3h2211:42Exeter St Davids
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£531One-way
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10:20London Waterloo3h2213:42Exeter St Davids
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£531One-way
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10:03London Paddington2h0112:04Exeter St Davids
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£601One-way
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09:03London Paddington2h1511:18Exeter St Davids
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£601One-way

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Aug 25
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£28National Express
£110Flybe
Mon
Aug 26
£28South Western Railway
£15National Express
£110Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
£53South Western Railway
£15National Express
£89Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
£47South Western Railway
£13National Express
£61Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
£53South Western Railway
£15National Express
£74Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
£81Great Western Railway
£15National Express
£74Flybe
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Aug 31
£51South Western Railway
£15National Express
£147Flybe
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Sep 1
£48Great Western Railway
£14National Express
£52Flybe
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Sep 2
£53Great Western Railway
£9National Express
£61Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
£29South Western Railway
£9National Express
£52Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
£28South Western Railway
£9National Express
£36Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
£29South Western Railway
£9National Express
£52Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
£34South Western Railway
£9National Express
£38Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
£29South Western Railway
£9National Express
£147Air France
Sun
Sep 8
£27South Western Railway
£9National Express
£191Air France
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Sep 9
£27South Western Railway
£12National Express
£37Flybe
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Sep 10
£21South Western Railway
£9National Express
£40Flybe
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Sep 11
£21South Western Railway
£9National Express
£52Flybe
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Sep 12
£27South Western Railway
£9National Express
£75Flybe
Fri
Sep 13
£26South Western Railway
£12National Express
£52Flybe
Sat
Sep 14
£26South Western Railway
£12National Express
£175Aurigny Air Services

The fastest trains

from London
to Exeter

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

2h 1m

Average

2h 52m

Trains per day

5

Distance

253 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Exeter every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 253 km distance in an average of 2h 52m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 1m .

The slowest train will take 3h 22m 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
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10:03London Paddington2h0112:04Exeter St Davids
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£601One-way
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09:03London Paddington2h1511:18Exeter St Davids
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£601One-way
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08:20London Waterloo3h2211:42Exeter St Davids
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£531One-way
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10:20London Waterloo3h2213:42Exeter St Davids
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£531One-way
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09:20London Waterloo3h2212:42Exeter St Davids
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£301One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Exeter Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 59 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £35
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Exeter
Distance:253 km
TrainTrain Companies:Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Trains from London to Exeter

South West Trains and Great Western Railway offer direct trains from London to Exeter. South West services depart from Waterloo while Great Western operate from Paddington. Departures start around 7:00 a.m. with 2 trains an hour for most of the day. The final connection is around 8:30 p.m. from Paddington. Journey times range from just over 3 hours to 3 hours and 40 minutes.

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

Departure Station: Paddington station is located on the west side of central London, with Underground connections on five lines. Local buses stop close to the station on Praed Street. Taxis are one level up from the platforms. London Waterloo station is on the southern edge of the city centre, with an adjacent bus terminus and Underground links on four lines.

Arrival Station: Exeter St Davids station is around 20 minutes walk north-west of the city centre. 8 local bus routes stop outside the station entrance. Taxis are available from the rank in front of the station.

Taking the Train from London

First Great Western trains from London to Exeter depart from Paddington station, while South West Trains services leave from Waterloo. Paddington, on the western side of the city centre, has an Underground station offering connections across the city on 4 lines. Buses, including night services, stop close by on Eastbourne Terrace and Praed Street. Waterloo, south of the centre close to the London Eye, also has an Underground station, with connections on 4 lines. There are bus stops at the station entrance and nearby on Waterloo Road. There are taxi ranks at both stations.

Getting into Exeter by Train

Exeter is a historic West Country city, notable for the attractive Castle Quarter with parks and grounds around the 11th-century Norman fortress. Narrow passages around the High Street feature several atmospheric old buildings, particularly the 12th-century Guildhall. Trains from London to Exeter arrive at St. Davids station, situated by the river Exe on the western side of the city centre. There are local rail connections to Exeter Central and St James Park stations. Buses stop immediately outside the station, and nearby on St. Davids Hill, offering routes to the city centre and bus station. The taxi rank is located by the main entrance.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Exeter
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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