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Find cheap train tickets from Exeter to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Exeter to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Exeter to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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National Express£14




National Express£22




National Express£22




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Find the best prices for train tickets Exeter to London

from £14.20 MORE 2h59m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Exeter to London
from £3.40 MORE 4h44m
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from £33.98 MORE 11h23m

How to find cheap train tickets Exeter to London ?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets Exeter to London, we're here to help. Here we give you some tips to find cheap train tickets.

Buying your ticket early rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to pay less. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 3 months in advance. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by purchasing your ticket 12 weeks in advance. We suggest you to get your ticket as soon as possible.

The busiest times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Exeter to London. Train ticket prices are more expensive during these times so you will save money by travelling very early, in the middle of the day or late in the evening.

It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, so you should always check both tickets for your journey in order to make savings.

Another trick to make savings is to split up your journey to London. Rather than getting only one ticket for your route you can divide the journey into different sections, and book a ticket for each part of the journey.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Exeter to London:

Bus from Exeter to London

Book cheap train from Exeter to London

Many possibilities exist to get your Exeter to London train ticket:

  • When purchasing your train tickets online, you can easily compare journey schedules and fares to save money. Most rail companies as well as online ticket retailers give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is booked, you will get a confirmation email including a reference number that you will bring with your card to get your ticket at the station before you travel.
  • If you prefer a chat with an advisor that will help you book your ticket, you can do so with most train operators.
  • Depending on the station, you can either buy your train ticket at the travel centre or via a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the office hours.

Gopili helps you get cheap train tickets from Exeter to London by comparing journey times and fares across all rail companies. You can then sort the results by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that corresponds to your needs. Looking at the best fare for the way back? Compare the prices of train tickets London to Exeter via our travel search engine and get the best ticket.

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Best price found for train ticket from Exeter to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Exeter to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Exeter to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
St David's
£34.50 17/12/2017 18:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£34.50 17/12/2017 17:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£39.60 17/12/2017 10:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£39.60 17/12/2017 09:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£39.60 17/12/2017 12:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£39.60 17/12/2017 13:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
St David's
£48.40 15/12/2017 13:59 10 hours ago
St David's
£48.40 15/12/2017 13:04 10 hours ago
St David's
£48.40 15/12/2017 18:03 10 hours ago
St David's
£48.40 15/12/2017 12:17 10 hours ago

Best price found for Exeter to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Travel information for your train journey

Exeter London train

Route Exeter to London

Exeter London train map

Train duration 3h09m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Exeter, England
Distance 157 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £14.20
Train operators for Exeter to London South West Trains, Cross Country
  • All trains between Exeter (South West England) to London (London England) are operated by South West Trains, Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail provider.
  • Travelling by train is a quick and simple way to get to London from Exeter. The average journey duration from Exeter to London is 3h09m to cover the 157 miles.
  • Looking at our data, the lowest price to take the train in the next 30 days is £14.20. This fare is based on an adult fare and does not include the savings you can make with a railcard.

Where to find cheap train tickets

South West Trains

The 253 kilometers to link the city of Exeter with London are operated by South West Trains! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £15 for a South West Trains train.

Cross Country

The 253 kilometers to link the city of Exeter with London are operated by Cross Country! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £49 for a Cross Country train.

Discount Exeter to London train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Exeter London train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Exeter London ticket is £45.59 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £45.59: £88/£45.59 = 1.93. You will need to make about 2 trips from London to Exeter (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Exeter to London train £45.59 £30.40 £15.20 1.94

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

Exeter - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last 6 months depending on how many time in advance the train is booked. Booking your train from Exeter to London in advance should help you pay less for your train.

Tickets are available from £15 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 63% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit complicated at first sight but it's easy to understand how it is working. To begin, there are three main rail tickets types accessible in the UK for your train Exeter to London: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : Advance train tickets are a good manner to get cheap train tickets. They are applicable up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take benefit of these tickets you must book in advance: the earlier you book, the cheaper the train costs are! Advance tickets Exeter to London are constantly sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return journey, just buy two Advance tickets. Advance train tickets are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak rail tickets could be for you. These tickets are flexible and valid at “off peak” times of the day. They are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be purchased any time before travelling, even at the last minute. These tickets are efficient at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : Anytime train tickets are entirely flexible and they can be utilized on any train, at any time, on any day. They provide full security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you make your journey. They are more high-priced than advance or Off-Peak but they can be refunded.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the United Kingdom to travel to London, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h24m South West Trains
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h26m South West Trains
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h24m South West Trains
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h24m South West Trains
Exeter St David's
London Paddington
3h07m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h35m South West Trains
Exeter St David's
London Waterloo
3h39m South West Trains

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Things to do in London

We have created for you a list of 6 places that you can do in London.

  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Covent Garden Market
  • British Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • National Gallery

If you're travelling to London for the first time and you are not sure of the places that you can do during your time over there, don't worry. Your itinerary will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili helps you find the interesting points of interests in London.

London Eye is probably among the most important tourist places for visitors. You can also plan to see British Museum and Big Ben which are frequently recommended by the people who have already visited the city.

Another noteworthy location that you can see is Madame Tussauds if you want to know more about this destination.

Covent Garden Market is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to visit if you have enough time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still looking to find out more about London, National Gallery can be the final stage of your trip. Even though visitors may not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its character.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Exeter to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Transport operators from Exeter to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Exeter to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
South West Trains Exeter London
Cross Country Exeter London

Departure and arrival for your train travel

For your journey between Exeter and London several railway stations of departure and arrival exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:Exeter St David's train station, Exeter Central train station.

For your arrival, several train stations are available :London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.