Trains from London to Exeter

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London to Exeter train information

London Exeter train map

Train duration 3h10m
Arrival Exeter, England
Departure London, England
Distance 157 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £19.00
Average train price £53.00
  • The trip between London, located in England and Exeter, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Great Western Railway.
  • On average, it takes around 3h10m by train because of the 157 miles to travel to Exeter from London. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.
  • We found tickets from £19.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for London to Exeter train tickets

from £19.00 MORE 2h52m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 4h39m
from £5.21 MORE 4h56m
Flight
from £34.99 MORE 12h58m

London - Exeter prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Exeter by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  february april   march
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
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19
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21
22
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24

Megabus£13

National Express£16

Loco2£52

25

Megabus£11

National Express£12

Loco2--

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29
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31

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times London to Exeter

When are the next trains to Exeter?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Paddington
12:57
Exeter St David's
15:18
2h21m Great Western Railway
London Paddington
13:57
Exeter St David's
16:23
2h26m Great Western Railway
London Paddington
16:57
Exeter St David's
19:18
2h21m Great Western Railway
London Paddington
17:57
Exeter St David's
20:30
2h33m Great Western Railway
London Paddington
18:57
Exeter St David's
21:21
2h24m Great Western Railway

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 9 trains from London to Exeter are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Exeter train departs at 08:00 and the last one departs at 18:57. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

London - Exeter: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£22

60

£22

30

£29

15

£31

7

£37

3

£39

1

£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets London to Exeter will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £22 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £46 for your journey. Thus, you can save 53% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for London to Exeter trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Paddington
Exeter
St David's
£51.70 24/03/2019 12:57 Great Western Railway 19 hours ago
London
Paddington
Exeter
St David's
£51.70 24/03/2019 17:57 Great Western Railway 19 hours ago
London
Paddington
Exeter
St David's
£51.70 24/03/2019 16:57 Great Western Railway 19 hours ago
London
Paddington
Exeter
St David's
£51.70 24/03/2019 18:57 Great Western Railway 19 hours ago
London
Paddington
Exeter
St David's
£51.70 24/03/2019 13:57 Great Western Railway 19 hours ago
London
Waterloo
Exeter
Central
£63.80 24/03/2019 18:15 19 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Exeter train

Discount London - Exeter train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your London 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 five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from London to Exeter? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a London Exeter ticket (i.e.: £52.70)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£52.70 = 1.67. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from London to Exeter (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for one year.

(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
London to Exeter train £52.70 £35.13 £17.57 1.67

(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

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