Exeter International Airport

An airport with a history. Exeter International Airport started life in the thirties as a grass strip for a club and became important during WWII as a Fighter Command Base. The USAAF used it for transporting paratroopers to Normandy during the D Day Landings. Nowadays it is an important regional, but international Airport.

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Exeter Airport, set in the beautiful Devon countryside, seen from the air

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Exeter Airport's vision is to be The airport of choice for the South West.

The airport is actually located at Clyst Honiton, not far from Exeter.

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Accommodation near Exeter International Airport

For those wishing to rest up after their journey or need a base for exploration there is plenty of accommodation in Exeter. See right hand column for details.

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Car Hire

Plenty available at the airport. Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz have offices there. See the car hire page. Or if you prefer click the banner in the right hand column of this one. Plenty of choice of vehicles and pick up places.

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There is a taxi stand just outside the Arrivals Building. The only authorised private vehicle hire company that can use this facility is Capitol Airport Taxis. They can be booked online, by telephone or in person at the taxi stand in the Arrivals Building.

Other taxis can only use the drop off and pick up point in Car Park 1. Even then the ride must be prebooked.

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Airport Parking

There is good car parking at Exeter International Airport, both short and long stay.

Exeter Airport offers good parking facilities, including parking for disabled folk.

Motorcycle owners should make arrangements with the Airport Car Park Customer Service Office on 01392 365 225. (If ringing from overseas leave out the first zero. The UK country code is 44)

For those wishing to explore the many wonderful cycle tracks that Wessex has to offer, bring your bike. However for those that need to, bicycles can also be left at the airport. Arrangements can be made at the same place and phone number as for motorcycles.

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Airport bus service

The useful No 56 bus waiting at St David's station to go to the airport and Exmouth
The useful No 56 bus waiting at St David's Station, Exeter to go to the aiport and Exmouth.

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Stagecoach run services between Exeter St. David's Station, the Bus Station, Exeter International Airport and  Exmouth. There are only limited services on Sundays. For details try here. For other local public transport try Traveline.

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National Express  Coaches run to and from Exeter Airport, normally via Exeter itself. There are services to and from most parts of the country to Exeter,

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Excellent train services are a few miles away. Connections to and from the stations can be made by taxi or the local bus services (see above).

Exeter Central

Exeter Central Station
Exeter Central Station

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 London, Waterloo to Exeter main line. Local services to Exmouth, Paignton and Barnstaple. Smaller than St David's which is on the west side of the city.

Exeter St David's

Exeter St David's Station
St David's Station, Exeter.
Photo by Hugh Llewelyn

This is the main Exeter Station. 5.5 miles.

Main Lines

London – Paddington via Reading.

London to Waterloo via Salisbury and Basingstoke.

Bristol to Exeter.

Birmingham New St and points north to Scotland.

The Night Riveria which is a sleeping car services from Paddington to Penzance.

Local lines

Plymouth, Cornwall, North and South Devon.

Avocet Line to and from Exmouth

The famous Tarka Line from Barnstaple.

Rivieria Line to and from Paignton

Digby & Sowton

Digby Sowton Railway Station
Digby Sowton Railway Station.

2.5 miles. Avocet Line. Goes to Exeter St David's, North and South Devon.

Tiverton Parkway

Tiverton Parkway  Railway Station
Tiverton Parkway Railway Station.

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12 miles away. London- Paddington.

Consult the National Rail Journey Planner for the latest information regarding timetables and fares.

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By Road

A30 road sign
is a road that for centuries has run from London to Penzance, and the

A38 road sign
which runs from Nottinghamshire to Cornwall are not far away giving good access to Wessex.

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Further Information

Further information on all aspects of Exeter International Airport can be found here.

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Exeter High Street
Exeter High Street

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Exeter is a busy city and has plenty of good accommodation. Booking is advisable for most of the year.

The city is Devon's county town and one of the ten most profitable business places in the country with a high quality lifestyle. Very desirable! Easy access all over Wessex.

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Photograph © Copyright L Temple

Plymouth Devon's cultural centre and the place from which the Pilgrim Fathers left for America and the First Fleet sailed for Australia is also not far away.

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Other pages that may be of interest

Getting to and around Wessex

Best flights to south west England

Heathrow International Airport

Gatwick International Airport

Southampton International Airport

Bournemouth International Airport

Bristol International Airport

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Exeter International airport departure terminal
Exeter International airport departure terminal

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Useful Information

for when you arrive


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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The delightful cliffs in Devon
The delightful cliffs in Devon


The village of Beer in Devon
The vilage of Beer in Devon

Buckfast Abbey
Buckfast Abbey

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