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Exeter St David's to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 2h 48m to travel from Exeter St David's to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from Exeter St David's to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £22.40 when you book in advance.

First train

04:39

Last train

01:07

Departure station

Exeter St David's

Arrival station

London Paddington

Journey time

From 2h 3m

Distance

156 miles (251 km)

Frequency

42 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £22.40

Train operators

Great Western Railway

Taking the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington

Direct services between Exeter St. Davids and London Paddington are operated by Great Western Railway (GWR), with CrossCountry and South Western Railway covering specific legs of the indirect journeys. Travel time is usually between three and four hours, depending on how many changes are required, although the fastest journey time is just 2h 7m. 

GWR offer free WiFi, plenty of space for luggage and a trolley service for drinks and snacks on certain services. If you fancy travellng in style, choose GWR First Class and enjoy wider more comfortable seating, power sockets and USB points at every seat, and complimentary food and drink served at your seat on certain services.

Ready to book? Start a search for trains from Exeter St David's to London Paddington in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on finding cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Exeter St David's to London Paddington? 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 Exeter St David's to London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Exeter St David's and London Paddington is 2 hours and 48 minutes, with around 42 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 Exeter St David's and London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington cost?

Train ticket prices from Exeter St David's to London Paddington can start from as little as £22.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Exeter St David's to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 42 direct trains from Exeter St David's to London Paddington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington leave?

The first train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington leaves at 04:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Exeter St David's to London Paddington leaves at 01:07. 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 Exeter St David's and London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Exeter St David's to London Paddington cover a distance of around 156 miles (251 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Paddington to Exeter St David's.

Cheap train tickets from Exeter St David's to London Paddington

Train tickets from Exeter St David's to London Paddington start at £22.40 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.

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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 Exeter St David's to London Paddington is right for you.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† 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.

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