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Croydon to Exeter by train

  • First train
    05:17
  • Last train
    00:50
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 2m
  • Distance
    251 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    74
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Croydon to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Exeter take around 3 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Exeter?

Journeys between Croydon and Exeter usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 82 departures on the route from Croydon to Exeter every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 73 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Croydon to Exeter?

The Croydon to Exeter train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Croydon to Exeter train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 05:17 and the last train is around 23:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 05:39, and the last at 00:50.

When to book Croydon to Exeter train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Croydon to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Croydon to Exeter, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Exeter to Croydon by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.