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Exeter to London

From £13 one-way*

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Departures: up to 8 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 Exeter to London

Fancy leaving Exeter behind for a taste of life in the capital?

With coaches leaving up to 8 times a day and fares from £13 one-way*, this service is one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to London possible.

Exeter to London journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 55 mins (from Honiton Road to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price from £13
Distance (approx) 312km
No. of stops 1 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 1:00am/17:30pm

Our Exeter to London services and stops

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

404 coach towards London

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

  • Exeter (Sidwell Street)
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Taunton Deane Services
  • Taunton (Park Street)
  • North Petherton (Fore Street)
  • Bridgwater Coach Station
  • Weston-Super-Mare Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

406 coach towards London

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

  • Exeter (Sidwell Street)
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

501 coach towards London

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

  • Exeter (Sidwell Street)
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Cullompton
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

504 coach towards London

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

  • Exeter (Sidwell Street)
  • Exeter (Honiton Road)
  • Taunton (Park Street)
  • Bridgwater Coach Station
  • Ivybridge (Leonards Road)
  • Reading Mereoak Park & Ride
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from Exeter

Depending on which of our services you choose, you can travel from our stops on Sidwell Street or Honiton Road.

Honiton Road is an ideal location for those based just outside of the city centre. Meanwhile, Sidwell Street is in the heart of Exeter and is surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes to ensure you are ready for your journey.

Arriving in London

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes from the city centre.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Exeter to London?

The first coach leaves from Exeter at 1.00am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 6.20am.

When is the last coach from Exeter to London?

The last coach leaves from Exeter at 17.30pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 21.50pm.

How much is the coach from Exeter to London?

A one-way journey from Exeter to London is available from £13*.

How long does the coach take from Exeter to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Exeter to London takes 3 hours and 55 mins from Honiton Road to Earl's Court.

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

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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