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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Reading  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Staines

£53 - £139

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Bus  •  3h 29m

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

£10 - £13

4 alternative options

Train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Woking

£71 - £140

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames 154.9 miles

£23 - £35

Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 29m

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

£89 - £296

Fly to London Gatwick  •  6h 32m

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

£91 - £318

Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Staines-upon-Thames is around 2h 55m and covers a distance of around 162 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 34m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern and South Western Railway, the Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Staines. Typically 152 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 55m
Fastest train time:
2h 34m
Train distance:
162 miles
Trains per week:
152
Cheapest price:
£60
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:06
Last train departs at:
20:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Exeter → Staines-upon-Thames
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Staines-upon-Thames is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames is to drive which takes 2h 45m and costs £23 - £35.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Staines via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Exeter and Staines-upon-Thames is 141 miles. The road distance is 154.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames without a car is to train via Reading which takes 2h 51m and costs £50 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames, including transfers.

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Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames 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 Staines-upon-Thames is to train via Reading which takes 2h 51m and costs £50 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3h 29m, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £300 and takes 5h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Heathrow Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Staines station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames.
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  • Distance: 140.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Staines-upon-Thames, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames via Reading in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 5 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£210 - £800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Scilly Isles, Newquay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
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
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £460
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Norwich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £800
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 Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £120
Train from Reading to Staines
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £22
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£10 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £22
Train from Exeter Central to Woking
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £130
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Exeter to Staines-upon-Thames.

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Blue Islands Limited and three other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 1825+ hotels available in Staines-upon-Thames. 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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