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There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Exeter by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 41 min

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

$85 - $187

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Oxford to Exeter 150.8 miles

$20

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Exeter Central

$72 - $114

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR - the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Exeter National Express

$58 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Exeter 150.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Exeter is to rideshare which costs £15 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Exeter is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Exeter via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Exeter. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Exeter St Davids via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Exeter is 122 miles. The road distance is 150.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Exeter without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £65 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Oxford to Exeter, including transfers.

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Oxford to Exeter bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Oxford to Exeter train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Exeter is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £65 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Exeter.
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  • Distance: 122 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Oxford, England and Exeter, England?

You can take a train from Oxford to Exeter via Reading in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Exeter via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5 h 49 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Oxford to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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
$45 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Oxford to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Exeter is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Oxford to Exeter.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Oxford and Exeter. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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