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Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Totnes

£12 - £110

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Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Lower Summerlands to Totnes, Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel 7 / ...

£4 - £6

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Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Totnes 26.2 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Totnes 26.2 miles

£4 - £6

Exeter to Totnes by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Totnes is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 29 miles. The fastest train normally takes 29 min. Operated by First Great Western Service and CrossCountry, the Exeter to Totnes train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Totnes. Typically 303 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
32 min
Fastest train time:
29 min
Trains per week:
303
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:26
Last train departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Totnes train schedules

Exeter → Totnes
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Totnes is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Totnes is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter City Centre, Lower Summerlands and arriving at Totnes, Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Totnes. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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It is 21 miles from Exeter to Totnes. It is approximately 26.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Totnes without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs £12 - £110.

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The train from Exeter St Davids to Totnes takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Exeter to Totnes bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter City Centre, Lower Summerlands station.

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Exeter to Totnes 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 Totnes is to train which takes 36 min and costs £12 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Totnes.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Totnes hourly. Tickets cost £12 - £15 and the journey takes 36 min. CrossCountry also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Stagecoach South West operates a bus from Exeter City Centre, Lower Summerlands to Totnes, Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel every 4 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 1h 20m. National Express also services this route 4 times a day.

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 Totnes
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Lower Summerlands to Totnes, Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South West
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 Totnes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Totnes
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
ZCars
Phone
+44 1392 422 888
White Swan Taxis
Phone
+44 1392 278 784
Website
whiteswantaxis.co.uk
Exe Cars
Phone
+44 1392 555 555
Website
exetercars.com
Apple Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666 666
Website
appletaxisexeter.co.uk

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Exeter to Totnes bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Totnes, Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel station.

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Exeter to Totnes train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Totnes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Totnes is 26 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Exeter to Totnes.

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