There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Essex by train, bus, car or plane

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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

$116 - $198

Cheapest option

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 8 min

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

$73 - $110

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Bus  •  7 h 3 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 Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$81 - $96

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

$81 - $91

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Essex 235.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to London City, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$79 - $293

Fly to Southend  •  6 h 43 min

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

$98 - $353

Fly to Norwich, train  •  4 h 50 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)

$100 - $339

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Essex. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Cressing, Polecat Road (Hawbush Green) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Essex is 195 miles. The road distance is 235.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Essex without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Essex is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 43 min.

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

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Exeter to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Essex is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Exeter to Essex.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Essex.
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  • Distance: 194.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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 T2,3, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
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
Sunday
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 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
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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
$17 - $25
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
$28 - $40
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
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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
$53
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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