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Duration 2h 54m
Distance 109 miles
Average price £85
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Southampton takes 2h 54m and the fastest train takes 2h 25m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Southampton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Exeter Central
  2. Salisbury
  3. Southampton
2h 41m
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£49 - £100

Exeter to Southampton train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Southampton. The earliest departure is at 15:30 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Exeter is at 23:04 which arrives into Southampton at 09:08. All services require a transfer at Salisbury and take an average of 2h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Southampton Central via Salisbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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The distance between Exeter and Southampton is 94 miles. The road distance is 109 miles.

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Exeter to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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Exeter to Southampton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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What companies run services between Exeter and Southampton?

You can take a train from Exeter to Southampton via Salisbury in around 2h 41m.
Train operators
South Western Railway
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £80
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £22
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £22
Great Western Railway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£29 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£29 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£19 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45

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