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Train Information between Plymouth and Exeter

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Great Western Railway

Trains from Plymouth to Exeter cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Great Western Railway. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Plymouth and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

Train companies

CrossCountry between Plymouth and Exeter

For as little as £5 you can travel by train between Plymouth and Exeter with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Plymouth to Exeter you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Plymouth to Exeter. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Plymouth - Exeter journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Plymouth to Exeter is around 36 miles (58 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £5. As you check the latest Plymouth to Exeter train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Exeter safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Plymouth to Exeter so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

    When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Plymouth to Exeter, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Plymouth to Exeter

    Trains from Plymouth to Exeter run every day of the week. The earliest departure is usually at 8:09 a.m and the last train is at approximately 11:54 p.m. There are at least three services per hour. Direct and indirect services are available for this route, and the journey takes from 53 minutes. The main providers are Great Western Railway, and CrossCountry.

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

    Departure Station: Trains from Plymouth to Exeter depart from Plymouth Station, which is situated on North Road. This is approximately 322 metres north of the city centre. There is a car park at the station, and bicycle stands on platforms 3 and 4. Taxi ranks are at the station entrance. Local buses operated by Citybus provide frequent services to the station from local areas, including Turnchapel, Deriford, and Plymstock. Local bus services operate services between the station and the city centre. It only takes 4 minutes to the station from the centre.

    Arrival Station: Trains from Plymouth to Exeter arrive at Exeter St. Davids Station, which is on Bonhay Road. This is about 1mile north of the city centre. For onward travel, there are taxi ranks situated outside the station entrance and a major bus station onsite. Local bus services provide regular services to the city centre. The journey takes between 10 and 15 minutes by bus.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Exeter.
    How much does a cheap train to Exeter from Plymouth cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Exeter from Plymouth for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Plymouth to Exeter?
    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Plymouth to Exeter train prices are on average £8  one way.
    What is the distance from Plymouth to Exeter via train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Plymouth and Exeter via train to be approximately 36 miles (58 km).
    How long is the train from Plymouth to Exeter?
    The Plymouth to Exeter train duration is on average 58 min, which is to be expected when travelling 36 miles (58 km) between Plymouth and Exeter. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Plymouth and arrival train station in Exeter?

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

    Where is the train station in Plymouth to go to Exeter? Where is the train station in Exeter located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Plymouth, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Plymouth.

    The most popular arrival train station, Exeter St Davids, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Exeter.

    What train companies offer a service from Plymouth to Exeter?
    For the trip from Plymouth to Exeter you can take a train with Cross Country or Great Western Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Plymouth and Exeter on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    When is the earliest train from Plymouth to Exeter? When is the last train from Plymouth to Exeter?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Plymouth to Exeter, the first train leaves at 07: 13. If you prefer late night trains from Plymouth to Exeter, the last train of the day leaves at 08: 27. Omio shows you the latest train from Plymouth to Exeter times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How early should I book train tickets between Plymouth and Exeter to score the best deals?
    You can find a train between Plymouth and Exeter to cost on average £8 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Plymouth to Exeter train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Plymouth is Plymouth. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Plymouth for your trip to Exeter from Plymouth.