Doing business in Exeter

Several major businesses are based within Exeter and its surrounding county of Devon, including the Met Office, Wrigley’s and the water company Pennon Group. Financial services are also growing in the city, with tourism a major contributor to the picturesque rural and coastal areas outside of Exeter. Whatever your reasons for visiting the city, you’ll find everything you need to know below, from transport to meeting venues and places to relax when the working day is over.

Transport from Exeter Airport

When you’ve alighted at Exeter airport following your Flybe flight, the city is easy to reach, being approximately 11 miles away. Regular bus services travel from the airport to the city, and taxis also operate so you can be on your way to your meeting quickly upon arrival. Find everything you need on getting to Exeter from the airport on our flights to Exeter page, and for the return journey, see our flights from Exeter page.

Visiting Exeter

See our flights to Exeter page for a host of ideas on where to eat, drink, stay and fill your time. Even a fleeting visit to the city can be memorable with a little planning ahead!

Conference and meeting venues

Heading to Exeter on business? If you need to arrange a meeting room or conference facilities, there are plenty of options close to the airport or in the city itself, no matter how big or small your budget.


Flybe recommends…


Flybe Training Academy

Flybe Training Academy offers an impressive and unique setting for your training and conferencing requirements in the heart of Devon.

Our purpose-built facility offers you an extensive choice of modern, bright and spacious meeting rooms in a variety of sizes and set-ups. Whether you require a large conference space for a formal event or an intimate space for your annual board meeting, we will work with you to accommodate your business needs and requirements.

Our location at Exeter International Airport, in the heart of Devon, means we are easily accessible by air, road or rail but just a stone’s throw away from miles of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside making us the perfect place for your next meeting or event.

Call us on (01392) 880800 or email us on [email protected]


Gipsy Hill Hotel

Surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens this venue can be easily accessed from Junction 29 of the M5.

  • Free on-site parking
  • WiFi
  • Flexible dining and buffet options
  • Stationery provided
  • Half-day and full-day options
  • Fits up to 180 delegates


Woodbury Park

This breathtaking location offers great facilities including a Championship Golf Course.

  • WiFi
  • Fits up to 250 delegates
  • Free on-site parking
  • Half or full day options
  • Range of dining options


Westpoint Exeter

Located only 10 minutes from Exeter airport is the largest exhibition and entertainment venue in the South West.

  • Dedicated conference centre
  • Accommodates 50 to 5,000 delegates
  • WiFi
  • Award-winning catering
  • Dedicated events team
  • Free on-site parking

For more information on Exeter airport and flights to Exeter with Flybe, have a look at our dedicated Exeter Airport page.