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from Exeter to London

You can get from Exeter to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Exeter to London on 23 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:15Exeter4h45 18:00London
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£151One-way
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13:15Exeter4h45 18:00London
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£151One-way
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18:05Exeter, Honiton Road4h15 22:20London
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£211One-way
17:55Exeter4h25 22:20London
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£211One-way
02:00Exeter4h20 06:20London
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£151One-way

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Fri
22 Oct
£55South Western Railway
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Sat
23 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sun
24 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£44South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£46South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£44South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£44South Western Railway
£21National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£44South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£59Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£9National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£10National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£37Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£37Great Western Railway
£10National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£28South Western Railway
£15National Express

Travel Information to London from Exeter

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £37
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 2 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 156 miles (252 km) from Exeter to London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Exeter to London.

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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.

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FAQs
What are my Exeter to London travel options?

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

What is the cheapest way from Exeter to London?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Exeter to London, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach is generally £24 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £37 from Exeter to London.

What is the quickest way from Exeter to London?

The quickest way to travel to London from Exeter is by train, which takes on average 2 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Exeter to London would I travel?

The distance between Exeter and London is around 156 miles (252 km).

How many services a day are there from Exeter to London?

The average frequency per day from Exeter to London is:

  • 17 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Exeter and in London?

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Exeter to London depart from Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre) to London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Exeter St Davids and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can get me from Exeter to London?

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 National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £12 with National Express from Exeter to London on Omio.
  • You can go to London from Exeter by train with South Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £37 with South Western Railway from Exeter to London on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Exeter and London?

Yes, there are direct routes from Exeter to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to London with National Express.
  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to London with South Western Railway or Great Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Exeter to London?
Your journey from Exeter to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Exeter to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How far in advance should I buy my Exeter to London ticket online to get the best deals?

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 is £12 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £37 one way on average for this journey.

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.