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

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$126 - $229

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Bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Brighton National Express

$22 - $28

6 alternative options

Train via Salisbury  •  6 h 22 min

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

$75 - $139

Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  7 h 57 min

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

$76 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Devon to Brighton 187.3 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Exeter to London Gatwick  •  7 h 3 min

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

$201 - $459

Train to Exeter, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$90 - $327

Train to Newquay, fly to London Gatwick  •  8 h 22 min

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

$115 - $319

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The cheapest way to get from Devon to Brighton is to bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 9 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Devon to Brighton is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Devon to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Cheriton Cross, Good Knight Inn and arriving at Brighton via Exeter, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Gatwick Airport London South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Devon to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Yeoford and arriving at Brighton via Exeter St Davids, Salisbury and Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Devon and Brighton is 159 miles. The road distance is 187.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Devon to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £95 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Devon to Brighton, including transfers.

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

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Devon to Brighton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Devon to Brighton is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £95 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £80 and takes 7 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs £150 - £360 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Devon to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Devon to Brighton via Exeter St Davids, London Paddington, Paddington station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Devon to Brighton via Exeter City Centre, Bus Station, Exeter, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Gatwick Airport London South in around 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
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 Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once 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 Yeoford to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $11
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice 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

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 Exeter to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Exeter to Brighton
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Devon to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Devon to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Devon to Brighton is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Devon to Brighton.

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Ryanair, Norwegian Air International, Aurigny and four other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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