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

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Fly London Gatwick to Exeter  •  4 h 23 min

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

$185 - $413

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$64 - $77

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Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$103 - $276

Fly London Gatwick to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 57 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 36 min

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

$78 - $295

Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 58 min

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

$98 - $191

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central

$64 - $101

Train, bus  •  8 h 19 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 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

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

$35 - $60

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Exeter. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 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 58 min.

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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 3 h 58 min and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min 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, arrive at South Terminal Bus 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 fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs £140 - £320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £75 - £150 and takes 3 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £60 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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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: 4 h 23 min

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

Flybe, Aurigny and six 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 58 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
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
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $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 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $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 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $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 9 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 - $30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.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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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min 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 3 h 14 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Exeter.

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Ryanair, Aurigny, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport.

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