There are 8 ways to get from Brighton to Exeter by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids

$120 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Exeter National Express

$18 - $23

6 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter Central

$72 - $129

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Exeter National Express

$68 - $87

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Exeter 171.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train to London City, fly to Exeter  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$87 - $302

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Exeter (EXT) LGW - EXT

$198 - $446

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids

$111 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Exeter is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 8 h 20 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Brighton to Exeter is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 13 min.

More details

The distance between Brighton and Exeter is 149 miles. The road distance is 171.4 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Brighton to Exeter, including transfers.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brighton and arriving at Exeter. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Exeter Central via Southampton Central and Salisbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

More details

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Exeter, England?

You can take a train from Brighton to Exeter via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Exeter via Heathrow Central Bus Station and London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Thameslink
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to Exeter
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.