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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Leagrave

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London

5 alternative options

Train via Dunstable, The Quadrant

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the bus from Central station to Dunstable, The Quadrant

Drive

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dunstable

Fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Luton

Fly to London Heathrow, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR)
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

Exeter to Dunstable by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Exeter and Dunstable is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 209 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 17 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and Thameslink, the Exeter to Dunstable service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Leagrave. Typically 187 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 16m
Layover time:
17 min
Total time:
3h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 8m
Journey distance:
209 miles
Services per week:
187
Cheapest price:
£79
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Dunstable train, subway and walk schedules

Exeter → Dunstable
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dunstable is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Dunstable is to drive. Taking this option will cost £29 - £45 and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Dunstable. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Dunstable, Asda via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Airport Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Dunstable. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Leagrave via Paddington and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Exeter and Dunstable is 153 miles. The road distance is 190.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dunstable without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs £75 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Exeter to Dunstable, including transfers.

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Exeter to Dunstable bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Dunstable train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dunstable is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs £75 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Dunstable.
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  • Distance: 153.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Dunstable via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras International LL in around 3h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Dunstable via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Airport Bus Station in around 6h 8m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £260
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Leagrave
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £19
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Train from Gatwick Airport to Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £27
East Midlands Railways
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 Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Dunstable bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Luton Airport London station.

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Exeter to Dunstable train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Leagrave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Dunstable is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Exeter to Dunstable.

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Loganair, Aurigny, Blue Islands Limited and easyJet offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Dunstable. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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