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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3h 32m

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

$98 - $190

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$59 - $82

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Train South Western Railway  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central

$64 - $101

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter 185 miles

$35 - $60

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter  •  4h 10m

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

$184 - $413

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids

$101 - $271

Train to London City, fly to Exeter  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$77 - $295

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Exeter St Davids via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Exeter is 150 miles. The road distance is 185 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs £75 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 5h 35m, you could also fly, which costs £140 - £320 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 150.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Exeter, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter via Reading in around 3h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5h 35m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Exeter St Davids station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter.

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Aer Lingus, Aurigny, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 675+ hotels available in Exeter. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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