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Duration 4h 21m
Distance 231.1 miles
Average price £140
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Canterbury takes 4h 21m and the fastest train takes 3h 26m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Canterbury. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Exeter St Davids
  2. St Pancras International
  3. Canterbury
4h 9m
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£94 - £138

Exeter to Canterbury train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Canterbury. The earliest departure is at 12:15 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Exeter is at 20:48 which arrives into Canterbury at 08:09. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Canterbury West via Paddington and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Exeter and Canterbury is 205 miles. The road distance is 231.1 miles.

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Exeter to Canterbury train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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Exeter to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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