There are 6 ways to get from Brighton to Exeter by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

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

$130 - $228

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Exeter National Express

$18 - $23

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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 - $128

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$78 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Exeter 171.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 15 min

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

$87 - $302

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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.

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Brighton to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Brighton to Exeter, including transfers.

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Brighton to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Brighton to Exeter train services, operated by Southern, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Exeter is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Brighton to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 149.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Exeter via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 7 h 45 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
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 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
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
Thameslink
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to Exeter
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Brighton to Exeter train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Exeter Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Exeter is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Brighton to Exeter.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 661+ hotels available in Exeter. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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