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Poole to Exeter by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    22:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 43m
  • Distance
    109 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Poole to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Poole to Exeter take around 2 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 109 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Poole and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Poole to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Poole to Exeter 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 45 departures.

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

The Poole to Exeter train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Poole around 05:00 and the last train is around 22:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Poole around 05:28, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Poole 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 Poole to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Poole and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Poole to Exeter, 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.

Exeter to Poole 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.