Cheap flights from Alicante to Exeter

Located in southwest England, Exeter’s history dates back the Roman era and today it offers a huge variety of things to visitors to see and do, including Exeter cathedral, underground passages, Devon Wildlife Trust and an array of great shops, restaurants and cafés. Flights from Alicante to Exeter are quite common, particularly during the busier months of the year in the summer.

Alicante Airport Facilities

Alicante Airport has one main terminal for passengers and has a range of shops, restaurants and cafes in addition to services that include cash machines, lost and found, left luggage, currency exchange, a duty-free store, vending machines and medical assistance.

If you’re travelling with kids, then there is a play area on the 2nd level of the airport building. There’s also a police station located on the ground floor.

In addition to the regular departure lounge, there’s also a VIP lounge you can upgrade to that comes with complimentary snacks and drinks as well as a free wi-fi access, TV and a kid’s area.

Flight Time from Alicante to Exeter

A direct from Alicante to Exeter takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in total.

Getting to Alicante Airport

Getting to Alicante Airport is very simple if you’re in Alicante itself. The most obvious option would be a taxi, which is a 20-minute drive from Alicante centre.

There’s also the option to get a bus to the airport using the C-6 bus line, which runs every day of the week and takes approximately 25 minutes to get from the centre of Alicante to the airport.

If you’re travelling from further afield then you can get a train into Alicante National Train Station, located centrally and then get a bus or taxi from there.

Transport Options from Exeter Airport

There are several options available to get from Exeter Airport to other places in the city, including the centre.

If you want to drive yourself, then there are several major car rental operators based directly at the airport, including Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

You can also get a taxi, but you’ll need to either pre-book by phone or use the taxi desk at the arrivals building since all the authorized taxis for the airport are private hire.

Another option for getting from the airport is to take the Service 56 bus, which goes directly to the city centre and runs 7 days a week.

You can also get a train although you’d need to get a taxi to the station, with Cranbrook bearing the nearest station, roughly 3 miles away.

Things to See & Do in Exeter

Below are some of the highlights that Exeter has to offer visitors.

Exeter Quay

Exeter Quay has plenty to see and do and is a great place to visit during the warm summer months. In addition to some great antique boutiques, there are also pubs and restaurants, live music venues and a great new cookery school.

Exeter Cathedral

Located in the heart of Exeter – Exeter Cathedral is home to a great variety of performances, exhibitions and other events that are held throughout the year. These includes art exhibitions, a winter fair and things for kids such as time travel workshops.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is a great place to visit throughout the year, with an incredible house to explore as well as the surrounding gardens. It’s become popular in recent years as a live music venue and even hosted Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2016. It’s 600-year history is certainly worth learning about and there’s always plenty going on there, including activities for kids.

Best time of the year to visit Exeter

If you want to experience the hottest weather possible when visiting Exeter then late July would be the best time to visit, when temperatures often get to 21°C and above. As you might expect, July is also the busiest month of the year. Any months during the summer would give you a good chance of good weather though, including June, August and September.

If you’d rather avoid the hottest weather and potentially save some money on travel and accommodation, then the spring months in March and April would be a great time to visit too.

If you want to visit Exeter at the cheapest time of the year then November would be your best bet. You might not enjoy the same warm weather as the spring and summer months, but you benefit from few crowds and a cheaper trip.


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