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There are 5 ways to get from Totnes to Swanley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Totnes to London Paddington

£83 - £111

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Bus  •  6h 52m

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

£18 - £33

3 alternative options

Train via Exeter  •  5h 44m

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

£96 - £272

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Totnes to Swanley 218.6 miles

£30 - £50

Fly, train  •  8h 20m

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

£109 - £509

Totnes to Swanley by train and subway

The journey time between Totnes and Swanley is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 225 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h. Services are operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), South Eastern Trains Service and others. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 28m
Fastest journey time:
4h
Journey distance:
225 miles
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
£83
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:22
Last service departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Totnes to Swanley train and subway schedules

Totnes → Swanley
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The most affordable way to get from Totnes to Swanley is to bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 6h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Totnes to Swanley is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Totnes to Swanley. However, there are services departing from Totnes and arriving at Swanley via Paddington station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Totnes and Swanley is 182 miles. The road distance is 218.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Totnes to Swanley without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs £80 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Totnes to Swanley, including transfers.

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Totnes to Swanley train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Totnes station.

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The best way to get from Totnes to Swanley is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs £80 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 6h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Totnes to Swanley train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Map of how to get from Totnes to Swanley.
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  • Distance: 181.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Totnes, England and Swanley, Kent, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Totnes to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £70 - £90 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Totnes to London Victoria Coach Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£210 - £800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Scilly Isles, Newquay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £800
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Totnes to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£70 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Totnes to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
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 Totnes to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Totnes to Swanley is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Totnes to Swanley.

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Loganair, Aurigny, Blue Islands Limited and three other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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