There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Guildford by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Guildford

$88 - $182

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Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Exeter to Guildford 148.5 miles

$16 - $23

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Train South Western Railway  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Woking

$50 - $73

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$61 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Guildford 147.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$76 - $291

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Guildford station. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Friary Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Woking Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Guildford. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Guildford via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Guildford is 134 miles. The road distance is 147.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Guildford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Exeter to Guildford, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Guildford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Guildford is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 15 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 Guildford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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  • Distance: 134 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Guildford via Reading in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Guildford every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 15 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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Reading to Guildford
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $25
CrossCountry
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Woking
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Guildford
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Exeter to Guildford
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Exeter to Guildford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Guildford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Guildford is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Exeter to Guildford.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 377+ hotels available in Guildford. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Exeter and Guildford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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