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    • familyguy12
    • By familyguy12 30th Aug 17, 2:35 PM
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    London to Exeter Central? - help with f
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    • 30th Aug 17, 2:35 PM
    London to Exeter Central? - help with f 30th Aug 17 at 2:35 PM
    I need to get to Exeter from London on Wed Sept 6th.

    I tried the Train fare splitter tool but it seems like this is too direct a route.

    Cheapest train return I can find is in the region of £75-£80.

    Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for finding a cheaper fare as I'm unfamiliar with this route and know it doesn't help booking reasonably late.

    Want to get there at or before 11am ideally and leave at or by 4pm if possible.

    (I am browsing on trainline etc. in the meantime)
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    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 30th Aug 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 4:38 PM
    Exeter Central to Waterloo is £72.60 on most trains leaving in time for 11a.m. (07.30 gets in at 10.49) but be careful as one or two are significantly more. You can save a further £1.50 by not booking via trainline and choosing any train operating website. Some even give nectar points!
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 30th Aug 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 5:17 PM
    Trainsplit shows that a return from Waterloo to Exeter Central can be done for £63.40.

    Leave Waterloo at 07:10, arr Exeter Central at 10:37.
    Direct train, no changes.

    Leave Exeter Central 15:30, arr Waterloo 18:49.
    or leave Exeter Central 16:28, arr Waterloo 19:50.
    Direct train, no changes.

    Tickets required:
    London Terminals to Basingstoke Anytime Day Return £23.30.
    Basingstoke to Pinhoe Anytime Day Return £37.30.
    Pinhoe to Exeter Central Off-Peak Day Return £2.80.
    Last edited by KeithP; 30-08-2017 at 5:21 PM.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 30th Aug 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 7:14 PM
    Remember that Exeter Central is within easy walking distance of Exeter St. Davids, so check fares to both stations. Have a good look at the South West trains website since they sometimes have good offers.
    • macman
    • By macman 12th Sep 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:27 PM
    Megatrain also serves that route, from a tenner each way.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
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