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Find the best prices for train tickets Exeter to London

from £14.20 MORE 3h16m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Exeter to London
from £8.00 MORE 4h34m
from £1.50 MORE 4h45m
from £8.00 MORE 4h34m
from £54.83 MORE 7h00m

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?

If you want to understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you have to assess how many journeys you need to save money. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you must include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Exeter London ticket is £29.34 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £29.34: £88/£29.34 = 3. It will take you about 3 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 £29.34 £19.56 £9.78 3.01

(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

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…

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.

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£14.20 MORE 08/03/2017 18:25 South West Trains 6 days ago
£21.00 MORE 08/03/2017 17:25 South West Trains 6 days ago
£22.40 MORE 12/03/2017 18:25 South West Trains 7 days ago
£23.00 MORE 12/03/2017 18:52 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
£24.20 MORE 23/02/2017 18:25 South West Trains 4 days ago
£24.20 MORE 12/03/2017 09:25 South West Trains 7 days ago
£24.20 MORE 12/03/2017 17:25 South West Trains 7 days ago
£24.20 MORE 22/02/2017 18:25 South West Trains 1 day ago
£24.20 MORE 20/02/2017 18:25 South West Trains 5 days ago
£24.20 MORE 21/02/2017 18:25 South West Trains 2 days 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

Train duration 3h16m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Exeter, England
Distance 157 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £14.20
Train operators for Exeter to London Great Western Railway, South West Trains
  • The trains from Exeter (South West England) to London (London England) are run by Great Western Railway, South West Trains. The services on board may vary depending on the train company.
  • The train is a quick and simple way to go to London from Exeter. The average journey duration between Exeter to London is 3h16m 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.

And if you change?

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

Bus from Exeter to London

Flights from Exeter to London

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Transport operators from Exeter to London

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Great Western Railway Exeter London
South West Trains Exeter London

Where to find cheap train tickets

Great Western Railway

The 253 kilometers to link the city of Exeter with London are operated by Great Western Railway! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £18.50 for a Great Western Railway train.

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 £14.20 for a South West Trains train.

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.