There are 5 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids

$90 - $170

Cheapest option

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central

$53 - $89

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

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

$77 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Exeter 173.4 miles

$35 - $55

Tube, fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to West Ham Underground Station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$65 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter is to train which costs £70 - £130 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Exeter St Davids. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Exeter is 156 miles. The road distance is 173.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £70 - £130.

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The train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids takes 2 h 11 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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London Paddington Station to Exeter train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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London Paddington Station to Exeter train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Exeter St Davids station.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 156.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Exeter, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington Station to Exeter every 3 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Exeter every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
London Underground (Tube)
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com

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