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Bedford to Exeter by train

  • First train
    04:13
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 37m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    56
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bedford to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Bedford to Exeter take around 3 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Bedford 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 75 departures.

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

The Bedford to Exeter train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 04:13 and the last train is around 00:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 05:40, and the last at 00:12.

When to book Bedford 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 Bedford to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bedford and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bedford to Exeter, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Exeter to Bedford by train

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Child and youth passengers

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