Exeter to Dorchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 52m
  • Distance
    77 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 33m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Dorchester by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Dorchester take around 1 hour and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 77 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Dorchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Dorchester?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Exeter to Dorchester 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 18 departures.

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

The Exeter to Dorchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dorchester is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 05:52 and the last train is around 19:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 05:10, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Exeter to Dorchester 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 Dorchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Dorchester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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.