How to get from Leicester to Exeter

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Travel Information between Leicester and Exeter

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £72 • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 167 miles (269 km) between Leicester and Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leicester to Exeter.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leicester to Exeter

Travel 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 Leicester to Exeter.

There are 2 ways to travel between Leicester and Exeter including taking a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Leicester to Exeter is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Exeter:

A coach journey is usually £56 less than a journey to Exeter by train, which costs on average £72 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Exeter from Leicester is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Exeter that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 10 min   on average.

Exeter is approximately 167 miles (269 km) away from Leicester.

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Exeter is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Leicester to Exeter 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 Leicester to Exeter:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station to Exeter, Bus Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Leicester and arrive in Exeter St Davids.

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

  • You can travel to Exeter from Leicester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £16 with National Express from Leicester to Exeter.
  • You can travel between Leicester and Exeter by train with Great Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £72 with Great Western Railway from Leicester to Exeter.
Many of our customers travelling from Leicester to Exeter don't make Exeter their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Bristol or Plymouth, either of which you could add to your Leicester and Exeter trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Exeter to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Leicester to Exeter, 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 £16 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £72 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Leicester to Exeter 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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