Trains to Exeter

Exeter is a historic city with plenty to offer those looking for the perfect base to explore Devon and the south west. Trains to Exeter can be booked safely and securely online and, with GWR, you won’t pay booking, card, or collection fees and you can pick up Nectar points too.

Where do GWR trains to Exeter arrive and depart?

GWR trains arrive and depart from Exeter St Davids. The station lies right by the River Exe and is only a short distance from the city centre.

Which train services run direct to Exeter?

Exeter St Davids welcomes direct trains from, London, Plymouth and Barnstaple as well as further-flung Northern cities such as Manchester and Glasgow.

When is the best time to travel to Exeter by train?

By travelling to Exeter on off-peak services outside of busy commuter times or at the weekend, you’ll be able to take advantage of quieter trains and cheaper fares.

Train tickets to Exeter

By using Railcards or booking tickets in advance, you’ll be able to make big savings on your train tickets to Exeter. Check out our range of money saving ticket options below and find the best fares for your journey.

Things to do in Exeter

Historic Exeter is a gem in the heart of Devon and the South West, rich with ancient sights and attractions that must be seen. 

The magnificent gothic cathedral is the city’s most popular attraction, and the Roman walls offer a different view of Exeter’s past as you meander along them. You can even explore the city’s medieval underground passages for a fascinatingly different view. Or, for the more active and energetic, there are miles and miles of cycle paths to enjoy.

The city’s highly ranked and popular university provides a wide range of live music and cultural festivals throughout the year. And, as you would expect from a large student population, there is plenty of nightlife to enjoy; from pubs and bars to cafes and restaurants. Surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter sits like a jewel in the West Country crown. Take the train to Exeter with GWR to see what you’ve been missing.

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