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Heathrow Airport to Exeter by train

It takes an average of 4h 18m to travel from Heathrow Airport to Exeter by train, over a distance of around 143 miles (231 km). There are normally 279 trains per day traveling from Heathrow Airport to Exeter and tickets for this journey start from $71.89 when you book in advance.

First train

04:12

Last train

00:13

Departure station

Heathrow Airport

Arrival station

Exeter

Journey time

From 2h 31m

Distance

143 miles (231 km)

Frequency

279 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $71.89

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Heathrow Express

About the train journey from Heathrow Airport to Exeter

Want to travel from Heathrow Airport to Exeter by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter usually takes 4 hours 18 minutes on average to travel 231 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 31 minutes. You can expect to find 279 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Heathrow Airport and Exeter, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Exeter.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Heathrow Airport to Exeter in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $71.89.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Exeter, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for Heathrow Airport to Exeter

Want to know more about your journey from Heathrow Airport to Exeter? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter take?

The average journey time by train between Heathrow Airport and Exeter is 4 hours and 18 minutes, with around 279 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Heathrow Airport and Exeter by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter is 2 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter cost?

Train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Exeter can start from as little as $71.89 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.

Is there a direct train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter?

No, there are no direct train services from Heathrow Airport to Exeter. Travelling from Heathrow Airport to Exeter by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter leave?

The first train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter leaves at 04:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter leave?

The last train from Heathrow Airport to Exeter leaves at 00:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Heathrow Airport and Exeter by train?

Trains travelling from Heathrow Airport to Exeter cover a distance of around 143 miles (231 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Exeter

Train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Exeter start at $71.89 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Heathrow Airport to Exeter is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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