There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter  •  4 h 13 min

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

$185 - $413

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

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

$64 - $83

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Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$101 - $271

Fly London Gatwick to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$110 - $406

Train to London City, fly to Exeter  •  3 h 28 min

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

$78 - $296

Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 44 min

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

$104 - $191

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central

$65 - $101

Train, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South
  3. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  4. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 4 / ...

$81 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

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

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter is to drive which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £29 - £45.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Exeter is 241 km. The road distance is 296 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter, including transfers.

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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 and arriving at Exeter via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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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 3 h 44 min.

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

Flybe, Aurigny and seven other airlines fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter via Reading in around 3 h 44 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
6 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
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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