Exeter Cathedral

Coach from Heathrow to Exeter

From £22 one-way*

Free Wi-Fi available onboard
Departures: up to 9 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Heathrow to Exeter

Our coaches travel from Heathrow Airport (terminals and coach station) to Exeter up to 9 times a day and fares from £22 one-way*, this service is one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to Exeter possible.

Our fastest journey from Heathrow to Exeter will get you there in 3 hours 25 minutes, and with reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, there are more reasons to take the coach.

Heathrow to Exeter journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £22 *
Distance (approx) 250km
No. of stops 3 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 9.30am/23.40pm (from Heathrow Airport)

Our Heathrow to Exeter services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

404 coach towards Penzance

Our 404 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Weston-super-Mare Bus Interchange
  • Bridgwater Coach Station
  • North Petherton
  • Taunton (Park Steet)
  • Taunton Deane Services
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Exeter (Bampfylde Street)

406 coach towards Penzance

Our 406 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Taunton Deane Services
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Exeter (Bampfylde Street)

501 coach towards Totnes

Our 501 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Exeter (Bampfylde Street)

503 coach towards Penzance

Our 503 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Exeter (Bampfylde Street)

504 coach towards Penzance

Our 504 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Bridgwater Coach Station
  • Taunton (Park Street)
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Exeter (Bampfylde Street)

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Departing from Heathrow

While you are waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arriving in Exeter Coach Station

Exeter Coach Station is situated right on the edge of the city centre on Bampfylde Street, a short walk from plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to get you going after your journey.

You'll also be able to explore such attractions as Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum with ease.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Exeter?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Airport at 9.30am, arriving in Exeter at 13.10pm.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Exeter?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow at 23.40pm, arriving in Exeter at 4.10am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Exeter?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Exeter is available from £22*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Exeter?

Our fastest coach journeys from Heathrow to Exeter take 3 hrs 25 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow to Exeter?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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