Northampton to Exeter by train

  • First train
    05:16
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 38m
  • Distance
    248 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    47
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Northampton to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Northampton to Exeter take around 3 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 248 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Northampton and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Northampton to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Northampton 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 40 departures.

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

The Northampton to Exeter train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Northampton around 05:16 and the last train is around 23:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Northampton around 05:15, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Northampton 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 Northampton to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Northampton and Exeter?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • West Midlands Trains

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.