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from London to Exeter

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Exeter on 30 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h50 13:10Exeter
0 changes
£181One-way
Cheapest
17:00London5h30 22:30Exeter
1 changes
£151One-way
Other options
08:30London4h40 13:10Exeter
0 changes
£151One-way
15:30London4h15 19:45Exeter, Honiton Road
0 changes
£211One-way
08:30London4h40 13:10Exeter, Honiton Road
0 changes
£181One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
30 Nov
£31South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Wed
1 Dec
£28South Western Railway
£13National Express
Thu
2 Dec
£25South Western Railway
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Fri
3 Dec
£37South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£34South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£22South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
6 Dec
£18South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
7 Dec
£18South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
8 Dec
£18South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
9 Dec
£18South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Fri
10 Dec
£31South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sat
11 Dec
£28South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
12 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
13 Dec
£19South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Tue
14 Dec
£16South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
15 Dec
£16South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
16 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£11Megabus
Fri
17 Dec
£15South Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£20South Western Railway
£19Megabus
Sun
19 Dec
£59Great Western Railway
£19Megabus

Travel Information from London to Exeter

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £28 • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 156 miles (252 km) from London to Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Exeter.

Travel Tips

Travel from London 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 London to Exeter.
FAQs
How do I go from London to Exeter?

There are 2 travel options from London to Exeter: coach or train.

How do I get from London to Exeter the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Exeter, which costs on average £10.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Exeter:

A coach is about £18 less than a train, which costs on average £28 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from London to Exeter?

The quickest way to travel between London and Exeter is by train, which takes on average 2 h 23 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 15 min.

How far is it from London to Exeter?

You should expect to travel around 156 miles (252 km) from London to Exeter.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Exeter?

The average frequency per day from London to Exeter is:

  • 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to 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 London and in Exeter?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from London to Exeter depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road to Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre).
  • Most travellers take a train from London Victoria to Exeter St Davids.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Exeter?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Exeter, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express London to Exeter tickets on Omio for £10.
  • Travel with South Western Railway for trains to Exeter. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for South Western Railway London to Exeter tickets on Omio for £28.
Is it possible to travel directly between London and Exeter?

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Exeter with National Express.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Exeter from London?
Many of our customers travelling from London to Exeter don't make Exeter their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Bristol, Plymouth or Manchester, either of which you could add to your London and Exeter trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Exeter to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase London to Exeter tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London 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 £10 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £28 one way on average for this route.

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