London
Exeter

London to Exeter bus tickets

40 daily departures, bus tickets starting at €14.91, and the fastest trip in 4h 20m

London to Exeter bus times

Check out the next buses departing from London to Exeter for Saturday, 24 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
Megabus
5h 9m
Megabus
14.91
Megabus
5h 14m
Megabus
14.91
Megabus
5h 31m
Megabus
14.91
Megabus
5h 37m
Megabus
14.91
Megabus
5h 31m
Megabus
14.91

Over 40 schedules for your journey.

Bus London to Exeter

It takes an average of 5h 41m to travel from London to Exeter by bus, over a distance of around 253 km. There are normally 40 buses per day traveling from London to Exeter and tickets for this journey start from €14.91 when you book in advance.

Distance253 km
Price€14.91
Frequency40
Fastest4h 20m

What companies travel from London to Exeter?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Considering the options for the London to Exeter route, let’s dive into the key differences across transportation modes:

Travel Time: Trains transport you rapidly, reaching Exeter within approximately 2-3 hours, while buses take a leisurely 3.5-4.5 hours, ideal for scenic appreciation.

Cost: The bus option is usually more wallet-friendly, making it a prime choice for budget travelers, whereas train travel offers a speedier journey for a modest premium.

Experience: Train rides provide comfort and expedience, perfect for commuters or day-trippers, while bus journeys cater to those enjoying the view and unhurried voyages.

🧳 Embark on a short excursion covering 173 miles (278 kilometers) and explore the rest of what this journey has to offer on the page below.

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Exploring the distinct options for your London to Exeter trip, trains and buses each have their unique advantages:

Cost Efficiency: Buses win on price, being more wallet-friendly than trains, perfect for budget travelers making the journey.

Views and Comfort: Trains provide less scenic countryside views compared to buses but offer a faster and more comfortable experience for those on the go.

Eco-Friendly Travel: Both modes of transport promote green travel, but trains have a slight edge in reducing ecological footprint, supporting the cause of sustainability.

Bus vs Train

Cheapest Travel Options

The journey from London to Exeter is lined with cost-effective travel alternatives. Choose from National Express or Megabus with prices ranging approximately from £7 to £30, or catch a train with Great Western Railway and South Western Railway, offering tickets from £12 to £70.

Pinpoint your best fit for a London to Exeter trip, be it a snug coach ride ideal for families, or the swiftness of trains for business efficiency. Explore thriftier picks for solo and group travel, optimizing your excursion without pinching the wallet.

Cheapest Travel Options

Frequently asked questions

Discover the scenic journey from London to Exeter—your gateway to historical landmarks and serene countryside views. Uncover the comfort, speed, and convenience of this popular route, seamlessly connecting bustling city life to tranquil coastal retreats.

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Cheap tickets from London to Exeter

The price of tickets from London to Exeter is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from London to Exeter by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
Travel Hotspots

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