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

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Train via London Paddington  •  3h 21m

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

£61 - £91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 47m

  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 East Croydon Rail Station X26

£12 - £14

5 alternative options

Train  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction

£79 - £154

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Purley 180 miles

£27 - £40

Fly to London Gatwick  •  4h 43m

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

£102 - £365

Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR) EXT - LHR

£109 - £344

Fly to Southampton, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Southampton (SOU) EXT - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction

£157 - £309

Exeter to Purley by train and subway

The journey time between Exeter and Purley is around 4h 51m and covers a distance of around 191 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 7m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Exeter to Purley service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Purley. Typically 38 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 51m
Fastest journey time:
3h 7m
Services per week:
38
Cheapest price:
£61
Carbon emissions:
16 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 Purley train and subway schedules

Exeter → Purley
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Purley is to bus which costs £12 - £14 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Purley is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Purley. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Purley Downlands Precinct via Heathrow Central Bus Station and East Croydon Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Purley. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Purley via Paddington station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Exeter and Purley is 155 miles. The road distance is 180 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Purley without a car is to train via London Paddington which takes 3h 21m and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Exeter to Purley, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Purley 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 Purley is to train via London Paddington which takes 3h 21m and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £14 and takes 5h 47m, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £370 and takes 4h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Purley.
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  • Distance: 155.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Purley, 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 16m. Great Northern also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Purley via Heathrow Central Bus Station and East Croydon Rail Station in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£140 - £250
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£300 - £950
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Jersey, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £240
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £190
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£140 - £250
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£300 - £950
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £240
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£320 - £1,000
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £290
Flights from Exeter to Southampton via Guernsey, Alderney
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£150 - £320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £460
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 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £150
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £150
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
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
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Purley bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at East Croydon Rail Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Purley is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Exeter to Purley.

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

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There are 3622+ hotels available in Purley. 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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