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There are 7 ways to get from Exeter to Luton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via London

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London

Train

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton

Bus via London

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidmouth Road to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Coach Station to Luton Station Interchange

Drive

  1. Drive from Exeter to Luton

Fly to London Gatwick, train

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

Fly to London Heathrow, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR)
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

Exeter to Luton by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Exeter and Luton is around 3h 28m and covers a distance of around 207 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 15 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 53m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Thameslink and others, the Exeter to Luton service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Luton. Typically 190 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 13m
Layover time:
15 min
Total time:
3h 28m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 53m
Journey distance:
207 miles
Services per week:
190
Cheapest price:
£78
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Luton train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Exeter → Luton
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Luton is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Luton is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Luton is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Luton is to train via London which costs £75 - £110 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Luton. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Luton Airport London via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Luton. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Luton via Paddington and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Exeter and Luton is 157 miles. The road distance is 188.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Luton without a car is to train via London which takes 3h 13m and costs £75 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Exeter to Luton, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Luton 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 Luton is to train via London which takes 3h 13m and costs £75 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Luton.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 157.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Luton via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras International LL in around 3h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Luton via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £450
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 Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £450
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Train from Gatwick Airport to Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
East Midlands Railways
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 Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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More Questions & Answers

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 Luton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Luton Airport London station.

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Exeter to Luton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Luton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Luton is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Exeter to Luton.

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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 164+ hotels available in Luton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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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