Cheap train tickets from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Cheapest

£29

Average

£75

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 London to Exeter will cost around £ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 29.

Cheapest
08:20London Waterloo3h17 11:37Exeter Central
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£291One-way
08:20London Waterloo4h01 12:21St James' Park
1 changes
£301One-way
08:20London Waterloo4h04 12:24Polsloe Bridge
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£301One-way
09:20London Waterloo3h17 12:37Exeter Central
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£421One-way
09:20London Waterloo4h04 13:24Polsloe Bridge
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£431One-way

Train schedule London Exeter

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 2 Dec
08:04London Paddington2h17 10:21St James' Park
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08:04London Paddington2h20 10:24Polsloe Bridge
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08:04London Paddington2h14 10:18Exeter Central
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08:20London Waterloo4h01 12:21St James' Park
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08:20London Waterloo4h04 12:24Polsloe Bridge
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08:20London Waterloo3h17 11:37Exeter Central
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09:04London Paddington2h24 11:28Exeter Central
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09:20London Waterloo4h04 13:24Polsloe Bridge
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09:20London Waterloo3h17 12:37Exeter Central
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09:20London Waterloo4h00 13:20St James' Park
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09:37London Paddington2h47 12:24Polsloe Bridge
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09:37London Paddington2h41 12:18Exeter Central
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09:37London Paddington2h44 12:21St James' Park
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10:04London Paddington2h24 12:28Exeter Central
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10:20London Waterloo4h04 14:24Polsloe Bridge
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10:20London Waterloo4h01 14:21St James' Park
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10:35London Paddington2h49 13:24Polsloe Bridge
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10:35London Paddington2h45 13:20St James' Park
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Wed
1 Dec
£31South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Thu
2 Dec
£28South Western Railway
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Fri
3 Dec
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£22South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
6 Dec
£22South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
7 Dec
£22South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
8 Dec
£19South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
9 Dec
£19South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Fri
10 Dec
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
11 Dec
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
12 Dec
£19South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
13 Dec
£19South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
14 Dec
£16South Western Railway
£12Megabus
Wed
15 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
16 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Fri
17 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£20South Western Railway
£19Megabus
Sun
19 Dec
£59Great Western Railway
£19Megabus
Mon
20 Dec
£28South Western Railway
£19Megabus
Tue
21 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£19Megabus

Fastest train times from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

3 h 7 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

253 km

Of the 18 trains that leave London for Exeter 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 7 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 14 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 4 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
08:04London Paddington2h14 10:18Exeter Central
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£1311One-way
08:04London Paddington2h17 10:21St James' Park
1 changes
£1311One-way
08:04London Paddington2h20 10:24Polsloe Bridge
1 changes
£1311One-way
09:04London Paddington2h24 11:28Exeter Central
1 changes
£1641One-way
10:04London Paddington2h24 12:28Exeter Central
1 changes
£631One-way

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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.

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Trains from London to Exeter
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Exeter from London?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between London and Exeter for as low as £22  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from London to Exeter?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Exeter from London is £28  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Exeter by train?
You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km)  between London and Exeter by train.
How long is the train journey from London to Exeter?
On average the train from London to Exeter duration is 3 h 17 min  for the 156 miles (252 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from London to Exeter, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Exeter do I arrive in?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Exeter, your train can arrive in train stations including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Exeter St Davids.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Exeter located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Exeter St Davids, is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre of Exeter.

What train companies go from London to Exeter?
For the best London to Exeter train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Exeter from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any direct trains from London to Exeter?
Yes, there are 24 direct trains a day to Exeter from London. If you’re looking for a direct train from London to Exeter, 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.
How many trains are there to Exeter from London a day?
On average, there are 24 trains a day from London to Exeter. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy London Exeter train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Exeter is on average £28 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 to Exeter from London available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Exeter
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Exeter.
Amenities at station
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139