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There are 5 ways to get from London to Devon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 12m

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

£68 - £83

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Bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Exeter National Express

£12 - £18

3 alternative options

Train via Cheriton Cross, Coach House  •  4h 52m

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

£78 - £151

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Devon 188.5 miles

£28 - £45

Train, fly  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Exeter (EXT) LGW - EXT

£97 - £244

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The cheapest way to get from London to Devon is to bus which costs £12 - £19 and takes 6h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Devon is to train. Taking this option will cost £65 - £85 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Devon. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Cheriton Cross, Coach House via Sowton, Honiton Road P&R and Exeter City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Devon. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Yeoford via Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between London and Devon is 167 miles. The road distance is 188.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Devon without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs £65 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from London to Devon, including transfers.

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London to Devon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Devon is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs £65 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £19 and takes 6h 49m.

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Map of how to get from London to Devon.
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  • Distance: 166.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between London, England and Devon, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids hourly. Tickets cost £60 - £75 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Exeter 4 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£16 - £280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Exeter
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 50m and has one stopover.

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London to Devon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Devon is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from London to Devon.

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Aurigny, Ryanair, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport.

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