Bournemouth to Exeter by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:57
  • Last train
    23:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m

Travelling from Bournemouth to Exeter by train

The fastest trains from Bournemouth to Exeter take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 118 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Exeter.

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Bournemouth 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 44 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 05:57 and the last train is around 23:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 05:42, and the last at 23:12.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Exeter by train.

Which trains operate between Bournemouth and Exeter?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Bournemouth 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

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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