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Exeter to Southend by train

  • First train
    06:52
  • Last train
    00:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 58m
  • Distance
    310 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Southend by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Southend take around 3 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 310 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Southend?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Exeter to Southend 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 35 departures.

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

The Exeter to Southend train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:52 and the last train is around 00:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 07:54, and the last at 21:15.

When to book Exeter to Southend 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 Exeter to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Southend?

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

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

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

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.