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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  •  2h

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

$90 - $170

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Train South Western Railway  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central

$53 - $84

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 29m

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

$72 - $97

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Exeter 173.4 miles

$35 - $55

Subway, fly  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT

$64 - $273

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Exeter St Davids. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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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 2h and costs £70 - £130.

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The train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids takes 2h including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 2h and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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: 2h

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington Station to Exeter hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $170 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Exeter every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
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
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Exeter is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from London Paddington Station to Exeter.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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