The cheapest trains from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Cheapest

£28

Average

£69

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 £ 69 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.

Cheapest
14:20London Waterloo3h22 17:42Exeter St Davids
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£281One-way
Cheapest
13:20London Waterloo3h22 16:42Exeter St Davids
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£281One-way
12:20London Waterloo3h23 15:43Exeter St Davids
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£311One-way
15:20London Waterloo3h24 18:44Exeter St Davids
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£341One-way
11:20London Waterloo3h23 14:43Exeter St Davids
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£381One-way

Timetable London to Exeter

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 14 Jun
08:04London Paddington2h03 10:07Exeter St Davids
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08:20London Waterloo3h23 11:43Exeter St Davids
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09:04London Paddington2h09 11:13Exeter St Davids
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09:20London Waterloo3h23 12:43Exeter St Davids
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09:37London Paddington2h25 12:02Exeter St Davids
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10:20London Waterloo3h23 13:43Exeter St Davids
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10:35London Paddington2h24 12:59Exeter St Davids
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11:04London Paddington2h08 13:12Exeter St Davids
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11:20London Waterloo3h23 14:43Exeter St Davids
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12:20London Waterloo3h23 15:43Exeter St Davids
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12:36London Paddington2h23 14:59Exeter St Davids
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13:04London Paddington2h08 15:12Exeter St Davids
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13:20London Waterloo3h22 16:42Exeter St Davids
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14:04London Paddington2h09 16:13Exeter St Davids
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14:20London Waterloo3h22 17:42Exeter St Davids
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14:36London Paddington2h27 17:03Exeter St Davids
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15:04London Paddington2h11 17:15Exeter St Davids
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15:20London Waterloo3h24 18:44Exeter St Davids
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16:04London Paddington2h12 18:16Exeter St Davids
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
14 Jun
£85Great Western Railway
£22National Express
Tue
15 Jun
£56Great Western Railway
£15National Express
Wed
16 Jun
£56Great Western Railway
£14National Express
Thu
17 Jun
£56Great Western Railway
£14National Express
Fri
18 Jun
£56Great Western Railway
£15National Express
Sat
19 Jun
£34South Western Railway
£9National Express
Sun
20 Jun
£57South Western Railway
£10National Express
Mon
21 Jun
£56Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
22 Jun
£53Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
23 Jun
£60Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Thu
24 Jun
£53Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
25 Jun
£60Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Sat
26 Jun
£31South Western Railway
£9National Express
Sun
27 Jun
£56South Western Railway
£21National Express
Mon
28 Jun
£60Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Tue
29 Jun
£41South Western Railway
£9National Express
Wed
30 Jun
£53Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Thu
1 Jul
£60Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Fri
2 Jul
£60Great Western Railway
£9National Express
Sat
3 Jul
£28South Western Railway
£9National Express

The fastest trains from London to Exeter

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 3 m

Average

2 h 43 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

253 km

Of the 19 trains that leave London for Exeter every day 19 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 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 3 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 24 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 Paddington2h03 10:07Exeter St Davids
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£1561One-way
11:04London Paddington2h08 13:12Exeter St Davids
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£611One-way
13:04London Paddington2h08 15:12Exeter St Davids
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£601One-way
14:04London Paddington2h09 16:13Exeter St Davids
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£1131One-way
09:04London Paddington2h09 11:13Exeter St Davids
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£1061One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Exeter Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 50 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £48
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Exeter
Distance:253 km
Train 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Exeter
Travel by train to Exeter 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 London to Exeter.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Exeter from London?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Exeter from London for the next 7 days starting from £34  one way.
How much does the train from London to Exeter cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Exeter train price to come in at an average of £57  one way.
What is the distance to Exeter from London via train?
You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km)  from London to Exeter by train.
How many hours does it take from London to Exeter by train?
While the time it takes to travel 156 miles (252 km) from London to Exeter can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Exeter is on average 2 h 9 min.
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 the train to Exeter from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Where do I find the London train station to Exeter? Where is the Exeter train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Exeter, called Exeter St Davids, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service between London and Exeter?
If you're looking for trains from London to Exeter, you can rely on Great Western Railway or South Western Railway to get you to Exeter. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Exeter journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from London to Exeter? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from London to Exeter leaves at 07: 00   and the last train for this leaves at 08: 37. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Exeter times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets from London to Exeter to score the best deals?
You can find a train to Exeter from London to cost on average £57 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Exeter train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Exeter
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London 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.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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WC

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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>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.
London 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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176