Winchester to Exeter by train

  • First train
    05:25
  • Last train
    00:09
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m
  • Distance
    160 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Winchester to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Winchester to Exeter take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Winchester and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Winchester to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Winchester 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 29 departures.

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

The Winchester to Exeter train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Winchester around 05:31 and the last train is around 00:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Winchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:24.

When to book Winchester 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 Winchester to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Winchester and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Winchester 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.

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Child and youth passengers

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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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