There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Essex 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 Great Western Railway  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$125 - $215

Cheapest option

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$80 - $120

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Heathrow Airport London National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$86 - $109

Bus, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station Superfast 1
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$89 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Essex 235.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to London City, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$80 - $296

Fly to Southend  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Southend (SEN) EXT - SEN

$100 - $355

Fly to Norwich, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Norwich (NWI) EXT - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester
  3. Take the train from Colchester to Witham (Essex)

$104 - $345

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Essex via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Essex via Heathrow Airport London, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 7 h 1 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Exeter to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Witham (Essex)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Exeter to Essex?

The distance between Exeter and Essex is 311 km. The road distance is 377 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Exeter to Essex?

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Essex is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Exeter to Essex?

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Essex is to drive which takes 4 h 5 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct bus between Exeter and Essex?

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Essex. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Heathrow Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Exeter to Essex?

It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Exeter to Essex, including transfers.