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Trains Chelmsford to Exeter: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Chelmsford to Exeter?

On average, a train ticket from Chelmsford to Exeter will cost you £ 111.85. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 106. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Chelmsford to Exeter by train

Best price £ 106
Journey duration 55 min
Connections per day 56
First departure 16:56
Last departure 18:32
Distance 186.4 mi
Departure Chelmsford
Arrival Exeter
Carriers Nationalrail, Greater Anglia, Tube, South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross country

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£ 106
Maximum price
£ 126.30

Chelmsford - Exeter


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How long is the journey from Chelmsford to Exeter by train?

The distance between Chelmsford and Exeter is around 187 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 55 min. However, the fastest routes between Chelmsford and Exeter take 2 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Chelmsford to Exeter?

The first daily departure from Chelmsford to Exeter leaves at 16:56, while the last journey of the day sets out at 18:32. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Chelmsford and Exeter. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Chelmsford to Exeter route?

You can depart from Chelmsford at stations such as St James' Park, Exeter St Davids, Bristol Parkway, Exeter Central, London Liverpool Street, London Paddington, London Waterloo, Chelmsford, Stratford (London) and Exeter St Thomas. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Exeter at the following stations: Exeter St Davids, St James' Park, London Paddington, Bristol Parkway, Chelmsford, London Liverpool Street, Exeter Central, Stratford (London), Exeter St Thomas and London Waterloo. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Chelmsford and Exeter. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Chelmsford to Exeter take place each day?

You will be able to travel from Chelmsford to Exeter using companies such as Nationalrail, Greater Anglia, Tube, South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and Cross country. Combined, these providers offer an average of 56 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 57 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Chelmsford to Exeter using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 56 direct connections from Chelmsford to Exeter each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.


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