How to get from Exeter to London

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Travel Information from Exeter to London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £54
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £54 • 2 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or South Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 156 miles (252 km) to London from Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Exeter to London.

General Information about the journey from Exeter to London

If you want to visit London, getting there from Exeter is simple and fast. You can fly, catch a train or take a bus, depending on your personal preference. All options take less than 5 hours, but trains are the most convenient, with plenty of departure times throughout the day and a 3 hour journey time. If you need to be in London early, a flight can make sense, and buses provide a cheaper, comfortable alternative.

Buses from Exeter to London

National Express provides a daily direct service to London from Exeter, with buses departing roughly every couple of hours. The first bus leaves at 4:25 a.m., while the final service departs at 1:40 a.m. All direct buses take about 4 hours 30 minutes to reach London Victoria, and no changes are needed. Buses leave from Bampfylde Street in Exeter city centre.

Trains to London from Exeter

Trains are the most popular and convenient way to get to London from Exeter, with GWR and Southwest Trains running services at least twice an hour. GWR trains run out of Exeter St. Davids, and Southwest provides a single train from Exeter Central every day. In all cases, the journey takes around 3 hours and trains arrive at London Paddington or Waterloo.

Flights to London from Exeter

FlyBe operates a daily service between Exeter and the English capital tailored to commuters. It takes off at 6:35 a.m. and touches down at London City at 7:45 a.m. with a journey time of 1 hour. To get to the Airport, take the 56 bus from the city centre.

Travel Tips: Travel from Exeter to London

Travel to London 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 Exeter to London.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to London from Exeter. You can take a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Exeter to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £41 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £54 from Exeter to London.

The quickest way to travel to London from Exeter is by train, which takes on average 2 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 10 min.

The Exeter to London distance is approximately 156 miles (252 km).

The average frequency per day from Exeter to London is:

  • 17 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Exeter to London as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Exeter to London:

  • Most travellers take a train from Exeter St Davids to London Victoria.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Exeter to London:

  • You can go to London from Exeter by coach with Megabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with Megabus from Exeter to London on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Exeter to London with South Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £54 with South Western Railway from Exeter to London.

Yes, there are direct services available from Exeter to London with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 17 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Exeter and London.

Many of our customers travelling from Exeter to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Exeter and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Exeter to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £54 one way.

But we recommend booking Exeter to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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