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There are 7 ways to get from Brighton to Exeter by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h

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

$120 - $218

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Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Exeter National Express

$18 - $23

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Train South Western Railway  •  5h 9m

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

$72 - $128

Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$68 - $94

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Exeter 171.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train to London City, fly  •  4h 32m

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

$86 - $316

Fly from London Gatwick  •  5h 10m

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

$196 - $446

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 8h 20m.

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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 5h 9m.

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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 4h and costs £90 - £170.

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

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Brighton to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South 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 4h and costs £90 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 6h 33m, you could also fly, which costs £150 - £350 and takes 5h 10m.

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

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Exeter via London Victoria, Victoria station, Paddington station, and London Paddington in around 4h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Exeter via Gatwick Airport London South and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6h 33m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
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
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
2h
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 38m
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
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
National Express
Bus from Brighton to Exeter
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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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 3h 13m 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 691+ hotels available in Exeter. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs £9 - £25.

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