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Exeter to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 2h 48m to travel from Exeter to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 47 trains per day travelling from Exeter to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £16.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 2m
PriceFrom £16.90
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency47 trains per day
First train04:25
Last train01:07
Departure stationExeter
Arrival stationLondon Paddington
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

Exeter to London Paddington train times

Check out the next trains departing from Exeter to London Paddington for Tuesday 16th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:15 13:29 2h 14m, direct
11:42 14:07 2h 25m, direct
12:15 14:27 2h 12m, direct
12:27 15:12 2h 45m, 1 change
13:15 15:29 2h 14m, direct
13:27 16:09 2h 42m, 1 change
13:43 16:14 2h 31m, direct
14:16 16:29 2h 13m, direct
14:54 17:10 2h 16m, direct
15:14 17:29 2h 15m, direct

Travelling from Exeter to London Paddington by train

Looking to travel from Exeter to London Paddington by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 48 minutes to travel from Exeter to London Paddington by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 2 minutes though. You'll usually find 47 trains per day running along the 156 miles (251 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to London Paddington. You can choose to travel with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or CrossCountry to get to London Paddington. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Exeter to London Paddington in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £16.90.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Exeter 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 to London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Exeter and London Paddington is 2 hours and 48 minutes, with around 47 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 and London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Exeter to London Paddington is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Exeter to London Paddington can start from as little as £16.90 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 to London Paddington?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Exeter to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 47 direct trains from Exeter 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 to London Paddington leave?

The first train from Exeter to London Paddington leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Exeter to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Exeter 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 and London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Exeter 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.

Cheap train tickets from Exeter to London Paddington

Train tickets from Exeter to London Paddington start at £16.90 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 Exeter to London Paddington 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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