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Duration 5h 3m
Distance 244.5 miles
Average price £170
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Dover takes 5h 3m and the fastest train takes 3h 47m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Dover. 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. Dover
4h 15m
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£99 - £208

Exeter to Dover train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Dover. The earliest departure is at 14:15 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Exeter is at 19:16 which arrives into Dover at 23:41. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 3m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Dover. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Dover Priory via Paddington station and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Exeter and Dover is 214 miles. The road distance is 244.5 miles.

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

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Exeter to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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