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There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to St Albans by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 57m

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

£64 - £89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 12m

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

£15 - £26

3 alternative options

Train via London  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo

£86 - £159

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Exeter to St Albans 180.5 miles

£27 - £40

Fly  •  6h 13m

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

£102 - £342

Exeter to St Albans by train and subway

The journey time between Exeter and St Albans is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 193 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 49m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Exeter to St Albans service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in St Albans City. Typically 181 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 18m
Fastest journey time:
2h 49m
Journey distance:
193 miles
Services per week:
181
Cheapest price:
£64
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 St Albans train and subway schedules

Exeter → St Albans
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to St Albans is to bus which costs £15 - £27 and takes 6h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to St Albans is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £60 - £90.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at St Albans, Abbey via Victoria Station and Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at St Albans City via Paddington station, Baker Street station and West Hampstead Thameslink. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Exeter and St Albans is 156 miles. The road distance is 180.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £60 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Exeter to St Albans, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to St Albans 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 St Albans is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £60 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £27 and takes 6h 12m, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £350 and takes 6h 13m.

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  • Distance: 156.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and St Albans, 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. Great Northern also services this route once a week. 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
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey, Durham
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
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

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Heathrow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to St Albans is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Exeter to St Albans.

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Aer Lingus, Blue Islands Limited, Loganair and British Airways offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 384+ hotels available in St Albans. 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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