Trains from Edinburgh to Exeter

Edinburgh to Exeter train information

Edinburgh Exeter train map

Train duration 8h12m
Arrival Exeter, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 362 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £106.50
Average train price £169.00
  • There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Exeter in England are run by Cross Country.
  • On average, it takes normally 8h12m by train to cover the 362 miles to go to Exeter from Edinburgh. The train duration can change depending if the train is direct or with changes.
  • We found trains from £106.50 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Exeter train tickets

from £106.50 MORE 8h00m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £27.90 MORE 16h10m
Flight
from £80.90 MORE 19h36m

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Edinburgh - Exeter: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Exeter are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £76 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £137 for your train. Thus, you may save 45% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 month in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Exeter trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Exeter by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Exeter to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St James' Park
£106.50 16/09/2022 08:30 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
Central
£106.50 16/09/2022 08:30 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St Thomas
£106.50 16/09/2022 08:30 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St James' Park
£106.50 16/09/2022 09:00 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St Thomas
£106.50 16/09/2022 09:30 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
Central
£106.50 16/09/2022 09:00 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
Central
£119.80 26/08/2022 09:05 Cross Country 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St James' Park
£119.80 26/08/2022 08:06 Cross Country 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St James' Park
£119.80 26/08/2022 09:05 Cross Country 1 month ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Exeter
St Thomas
£119.80 26/08/2022 10:03 Cross Country 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Exeter train

Discount Edinburgh - Exeter train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Edinburgh Exeter train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Exeter ticket is £168.13 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £168.13: £88/£168.13 = 0.52. You will need to make approximately 1 trips from Exeter to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Exeter train £168.13 £112.09 £56.04 0.52

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare