Exeter Airport Arrivals

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Once your Flybe flight to Exeter has landed, it’s easy to reach the city centre and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Approximately 11 miles from the airport, the city is easy to reach via bus or taxi. We have all the information you need to get from Exeter airport to the city following your flight, including details on airport and travel facilities, plus ideas on things to see and do.

Have a look at our Visiting Exeter page for ideas on how and where to spend your time in the city. If you’re on a business trip and need to book a conference venue or meeting room, see our Business in Exeter page, and for details on getting back to the airport for your return flight, see our Getting to Exeter Airport page.

Facilities at Exeter Airport Arrivals

Those arriving at Exeter airport will find a newsagent, café, currency exchange and cash point, so you’ll have everything you need to hand before you leave the airport. For detailed information on Exeter airport’s facilities, browse our Exeter Airport page.

Getting to Exeter by public transport

Exeter airport has good public transport links to the city, with a direct bus route and dedicated taxi operator in Apple Central Taxis. From the city’s Bus & Coach Station it’s also easy to reach various destinations across the UK, via a National Express coach.

By bus

The Service 56A and 56B bus routes run to Exeter directly from the airport, terminating at the city’s Bus & Coach Station. The journey to the city is approximately 11 miles, but remember to plan your journey in advance as traffic can affect journey times, especially during the tourist season. Check Exeter airport’s Transport and Directions page for full details.

By train

Digby & Sowton rail station is just 5 miles from Exeter airport, with Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central rail stations a 6 mile distance; the latter two being connected to London. A taxi can be taken between airport and station. Please check the timetable prior to making your journey.

For all the latest information on trains to Exeter airport, including buying tickets and times, check the National Rail website.

By coach

National Express coaches run from the city’s Bus & Coach Station if travelling further afield than Exeter. This can be reached via a local bus service direct from the airport, or via a dedicated taxi service.

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Getting to Exeter by car

Travelling to Exeter airport from the city takes around 15 minutes, although this is traffic dependent. It is recommended to plan your journey in advance and take the M5 for the quickest route.

Car hire at Exeter Airport

Several approved car operators run from Exeter airport, including Flybe’s car hire partners Avis and Budget. We would recommend booking your hire car in advance to ensure the best prices and guarantee your vehicle.

Booking a hire car with Avis and Budget is easy – simply add a car hire option when booking your flights online.


Apple Central Taxis is the airport’s authorised operator, dropping off and collecting from outside the Arrivals building.

Other taxi operators are able to drop off and collect just a short walk from the terminal building.