Travelling to Exeter from London

Travelling to Exeter from London

This can be done by train, bus or car.

The WALS conference will be held at the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter.

Train: the best link is between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids stations: hourly trains taking between 2 and 2.5 hours (this is quickest route). See or Great Western Rail link:

Train tickets can be purchased now and are much cheaper if you buy them in advance.  Train tickets bought on the day will be extremely expensive.

There is a slower, cheaper train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids, which takes about 3 hours, you can book here. Again, book from three months in advance for cheaper tickets. 

Exeter St Davids station is about 15 minutes walking distance from the University campus

Travel between London Heathrow airport and Central London train stations:

By Heathrow Express (fastest train), Heathrow connect (slower train) and by underground Piccadilly line.


Bus: This is much slower; see National Express

There is a bus which goes from Heathrow Airport to Exeter City Centre, but this is fairly slow, it is the cheapest option and can be booked immediately.


Car: Exeter is about 165 miles from central London and there are different routes: either by motorway via Bristol on the M4 and M5 or by the M3 and A303 road. We recommend this route planner.  Parking on site is very limited, pay and display only, and parking spaces are not guaranteed for delegates.