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There are 7 ways to get from Exeter to South Africa by train or plane

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Train to Bristol, fly to Johannesburg  •  16h 59m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Johannesburg (JNB) BRS - JNB

R 7 481 - R 20 266

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Capetown  •  16h 43m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Capetown (CPT) LHR - CPT

R 5 390 - R 11 423

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Johannesburg  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Johannesburg (JNB) LHR - JNB

R 5 415 - R 9 983

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Durban  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durban (DUR) LHR - DUR

R 6 565 - R 9 753

Train to Newquay, fly to Johannesburg  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Johannesburg (JNB) NQY - JNB

R 6 093 - R 13 335

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Johannesburg  •  21h 54m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Johannesburg (JNB) CWL - JNB

R 7 870 - R 22 645

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Bloemfontein  •  17h 51m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bloemfontein (BFN) LHR - BFN

R 7 275 - R 18 313

United Kingdom → South Africa
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Africa is 0800 029 999.

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to South Africa is to train and fly which costs £260 - £600 and takes 16h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to South Africa is to train and fly which takes 15h 42m and costs £270 - £500.

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The distance between Exeter and South Africa is 9278 km.

It takes approximately 16h 59m to get from Exeter to South Africa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Johannesburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 55m and has one stopover.

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South Africa is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 5:08 PM in Exeter and 6:08 PM in South Africa.

easyJet, South African Airways, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Bristol Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in South Africa. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to South Africa.
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  • Distance: 9278.1 km
  • Duration: 16h 59m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Exeter to South Africa. However, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Bristol Temple Meads, take the shuttle to Bristol Airport, take the walk to Bristol airport, fly to Johannesburg, then take the taxi to Tembisa. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Paddington, take the walk to London Paddington Train Station, take the train to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Johannesburg, then take the taxi to Tembisa.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 21 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Durban
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 21 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Capetown
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 21 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Durban
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 22 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 22 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Durban via Capetown
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 24 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 19 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 19 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 19 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 5 000 - R 18 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 19 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via Belfast City, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 18 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via London Heathrow, Capetown
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 19 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 24 000
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 20 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 22 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Paris CDG, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 23 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Frankfurt, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 17 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Addis Ababa, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 27 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 24 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Nairobi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 16 000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 17 000
Flights from Bristol to Johannesburg via Frankfurt, Windhoek
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 17 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 16 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 49 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 49 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via Manchester, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 14 000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 19 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 40 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 19 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 26 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 21 000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 19 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 40 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 20 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 20 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 26 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 21 000
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 21 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Zurich, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 14 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 23 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg, George
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 23 000
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 15 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 14 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 20 000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 22 000
Flights from Newquay to Johannesburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R 5 000 - R 12 000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 15 000
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 20 000
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 18 000
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 17 000
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein via Capetown
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 21 000
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Cairo
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 4 000 - R 18 000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 18 000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Durban via Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 19 000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Capetown via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 4 700 - R 12 000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 19 000
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Cardiff to Johannesburg via Amsterdam Schiphol, Lagos
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 21 000
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R 850 - R 2 800
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
R 850 - R 1 100
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 2 000 - R 2 800
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
R 550 - R 2 200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
R 550 - R 700
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 1 500 - R 2 200
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R 550 - R 700
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
R 550 - R 700
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 950 - R 1 300
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 1 500
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
R 1 200 - R 1 500
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 2 100 - R 2 900
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 750 - R 950
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
R 750 - R 950
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 1 300 - R 1 800
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 310 - R 380
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
R 310 - R 380
Anytime Day 1st Class
R 500 - R 700

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