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  1. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    12:27
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    13:43
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3
    13:56
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 4
    14:45
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    14:52
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    15:52
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1
    12:56
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1
    15:02
    Salisbury
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:21
    Salisbury
    Platform 3 estimated
    16:57
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    13:27
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    14:43
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3
    14:51
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3
    15:44
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    15:52
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    16:52
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1
    14:56
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1
    17:03
    Salisbury
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:21
    Salisbury
    Platform 3 estimated
    18:57
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    15:27
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5
    16:43
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3 estimated
    16:56
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:46
    Reading
    Platform 11 estimated
    18:00
    Reading
    Platform 15 estimated
    18:31
    London Paddington
    Platform 10 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 10 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5 estimated
    16:27
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:43
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3 estimated
    17:56
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3 estimated
    18:47
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    19:04
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    20:02
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  7. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:40
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    19:02
    Salisbury
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:21
    Salisbury
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:57
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  8. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:27
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 5 estimated
    18:43
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3 estimated
    19:53
    Bristol Parkway
    20:45
    Reading
    20:52
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    21:52
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 12 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  9. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    17:46
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    19:40
    Salisbury
    Platform 2 estimated
    20:26
    Salisbury
    Platform 3 estimated
    21:57
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  10. on time
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    18:58
    Exeter St Davids
    Platform 1 estimated
    21:02
    Salisbury
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:42
    Salisbury
    Platform 2 estimated
    23:13
    London Waterloo
    Platform 11 estimated
    on time
    London Waterloo
    Platform 11 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Exeter to London

  • Train Fares from: £13.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Taking the train from Exeter to London

Are you looking forward to having a relaxed journey with less hassle? Then take a direct train from Exeter to London and in slightly over two hours you could be in the heart of the British capital sipping champagne at Searcys, the longest champagne bar in Europe. Even better, you'll get the opportunity of taking in the beauty of the British countryside as the train makes its way to London.

The Exeter to London route is operated by Great Western Railway (GWR) and the South Western Railway (SWR), whose trains are both modern and comfortable. Aboard these trains, you'll enjoy free WiFi in every carriage as well as spacious and comfortable seats with ample legroom. If you'd fancy a little more comfort you can travel First Class – you'll enjoy larger leather seats, extra legroom and complimentary refreshments.

Whether you choose to travel First Class or Standard Class, you'll arrive in London feeling refreshed and energetic ready to begin exploring. What's more, you'll arrive right in the heart of the city, at either Paddington or Waterloo station with great transport connections across the city. Convinced? Head over to our Journey Planner and find the ticket that best suits your needs for your trip from Exeter to London.

  • How long does it take to travel from Exeter to London by train?

    The average journey time between Exeter and London is . On an average weekday, there are 99 trains travelling from Exeter to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Exeter to London by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Exeter to London cost?

    Train tickets from Exeter to London can start from as little as £13.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Exeter to London?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Exeter to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Exeter to London.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Exeter and London?

    The distance between Exeter and London is 157 miles.

    Distance: 157 miles
  • What time is the first train from Exeter to London?

    The first train from Exeter to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Exeter to London?

    The last train from Exeter to London departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Exeter to London timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Exeter to London for Tuesday 11th May 2021. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
12:2715:523h 25m, 2 changes
12:5616:574h 1m, 1 change
13:2716:523h 25m, 2 changes
14:5618:574h 1m, 1 change
15:2718:313h 4m, 2 changes
16:2720:023h 35m, 2 changes
16:4020:574h 17m, 1 change
17:2721:524h 25m, 2 changes
17:4621:574h 11m, 1 change
18:5823:134h 15m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Exeter.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for Exeter to London by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from Exeter to London

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.