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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Forest Row by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via London  •  4h 4m

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

£75 - £117

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Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station Lgw

£44 - £58

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to East Grinstead

£85 - £171

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Forest Row 190.1 miles

£29 - £45

Fly to London Gatwick  •  4h 51m

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

£105 - £318

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR) EXT - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to East Grinstead

£113 - £370

Exeter to Forest Row by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Forest Row is around 10h 54m and covers a distance of around 198 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 54m. Operated by South Western Railway, Southern Service, Metrobus and others, the Exeter to Forest Row service departs from Exeter Central and arrives in Ashurst Wood, Three Crowns. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 54m
Fastest journey time:
10h 54m
Journey distance:
198 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
£85
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:30
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Forest Row train and bus schedules

Exeter → Forest Row
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Forest Row is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Forest Row is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Forest Row is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Forest Row is to drive which takes 3h 26m and costs £29 - £45.

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The distance between Exeter and Forest Row is 158 miles. The road distance is 190.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Forest Row without a car is to train via London which takes 4h 4m and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Exeter to Forest Row, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Forest Row is to train via London which takes 4h 4m and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 5h 39m, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £320 and takes 4h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Forest Row is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Exeter to Forest Row.

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Ryanair, Aurigny, Loganair and two other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Forest Row.
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  • Distance: 158.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Forest Row, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Forest Row via London Paddington, Paddington station, Victoria station, London Victoria, and East Grinstead in around 4h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Forest Row via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station in around 5h 39m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£210 - £800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey, Durham
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
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
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to East Grinstead
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £26
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£10 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£19 - £26
Train from Clapham Junction to East Grinstead
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £24
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £24
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

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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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