Exeter to Bedford by train

  • First train
    05:14
  • Last train
    20:46
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 25m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 33m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Bedford by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Bedford take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Bedford.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Bedford?

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

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Exeter to Bedford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 50 departures.

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

The Exeter to Bedford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bedford is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 05:14 and the last train is around 20:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 05:14, and the last at 20:45.

When to book Exeter to Bedford 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 Exeter to Bedford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Bedford?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.