There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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

Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 3 min

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

$95 - $180

Cheapest option

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central

$53 - $89

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

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

$77 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Exeter 173.4 miles

$35 - $55

Tube, fly to Exeter  •  3 h 33 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

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bristol (BRS) LCY - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

$196 - $694

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 2 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 3 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
Flights from London City to Bristol via Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $180
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 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Paddington Station and Exeter is 250 km. The road distance is 277 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Exeter is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £70 - £130.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Exeter St Davids. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

The train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids takes 2 h 3 min including transfers and departs every two hours.