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

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Train via London  •  3h 43m

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

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Bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Northampton National Express

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Train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Kettering

Train via Bedford  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Bedford

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Kettering 201.3 miles

Fly, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Birmingham (BHX) EXT - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Kettering

Exeter to Kettering by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Exeter and Kettering is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 248 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 24 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 27m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and East Midlands Railways, the Exeter to Kettering service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Kettering. Typically 176 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 27m
Layover time:
24 min
Total time:
3h 51m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 27m
Journey distance:
248 miles
Services per week:
176
Cheapest price:
£99
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
20:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Kettering train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Thursday, October 28, 2021

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kettering is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Kettering is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Kettering is to bus which costs £18 - £35 and takes 8h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Kettering is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Kettering station. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Kettering, Police Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Northampton Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Kettering. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Kettering via Paddington and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Exeter and Kettering is 168 miles. The road distance is 201.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Kettering without a car is to train via London which takes 3h 43m and costs £95 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Exeter to Kettering, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Kettering 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 Kettering is to train via London which takes 3h 43m and costs £95 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 8h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Kettering.
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  • Distance: 167.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Kettering via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras International in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Kettering via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Northampton Bus Interchange in around 8h 2m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Birmingham via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to Birmingham via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£160 - £700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Birmingham via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £550
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Kettering
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Train from Leicester to Kettering
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £22
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
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 Northampton
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Exeter Sidwell Street to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Kettering bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Northampton station.

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Exeter to Kettering train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Kettering station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Kettering is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Exeter to Kettering.

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Aer Lingus, Loganair, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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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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