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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to London by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Exeter to London

Drive

  1. Drive from Exeter to London Paddington

Fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Fly to London Heathrow

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR)
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to London is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to London is to train which costs £60 - £150 and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Exeter and London is 158 miles. The road distance is 170 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to London without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £60 - £150.

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The train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Exeter to London 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 London is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £60 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £340 and takes 5h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to London.
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  • Distance: 158 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £60 - £75 and the journey takes 2h 14m. South Western Railway also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £380
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £260
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
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Exeter to London
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Exeter to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to London is 170 miles. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Exeter to London.

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Loganair, Aurigny, Blue Islands Limited and easyJet offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 3854+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Exeter and London. 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 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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