Exeter to Manchester

Bursting at the seams with history and culture, shopping and nightlife, few cities in Europe offer a better city break than Manchester. Home to the UK’s third largest airport, millions of visitors descend on Manchester each year, and Manchester Airport provides excellent links to and from the rest of the world for business travellers. Whether you’re flying from Exeter to Manchester for business or leisure, this cosmopolitan city delivers everything you need.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester Airport (MAN), take a look at our Flybe Timetable page for this route, and for information about the return journey take a look at the Manchester to Exeter page.

The sections below offer tips and guidance about visiting Manchester, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.


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Getting to Exeter Airport

Located just 20 minutes from the city and with extensive parking options, getting to Exeter Airport for your flight to Manchester is easy.


Exeter Airport offers short and long stay parking, but we recommend booking in advance to secure the best price and availability. To make your journey to the airport as stress-free as possible, book in advance via Flybe.com or book now.

A number of options are available for dropping off passengers. Car Park 1 has a minimum £1 charge for up to a 30-minute stay, but those with reduced mobility can request a free period using the barrier intercom. Car Park 4 offers a free 10-minute drop-off/pick-up period and passengers may use the free shuttle bus to and from the terminal.

By bus

Bus services 56, 56A and 56B, operated by Stagecoach, travel between Exeter and Exmouth via the airport and train station. Journey time from Exeter city to the airport is around 30 minutes. Buses do not run from mid-evening and operate a limited service on Sundays.

By train

No direct train service runs to or from the airport.


Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Free WiFi in Departures Lounge and Executive Lounge
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Executive Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurant
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
  • Shopping including Duty Free

Check-in and bag drop at Exeter Airport

Before your flight from Exeter to Manchester, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you’re unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Café
  • Newsagent
  • Bureau de change
  • ATM

Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • ATM
  • Executive Lounge


  • Duty Free
  • Books and newsagent

Regional map
Find Exeter Airport on the map.

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights from Exeter page and browse other available routes.

Airport map

Manchester Airport Arrivals

Manchester Airport benefits from excellent transport links to the city centre, so after arriving on your flight from Exeter, you can be on your way to your destination quickly and easily. Our Manchester Airport Arrivals page has all the information you need about making your way to Manchester city centre by car or public transport. To find out more, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page or browse other flights to Manchester.


Visiting Manchester

Make the most of every minute in Manchester with our guide to Visiting Manchester. It includes plenty of inspiration and information on shopping, dining, nightlife, and things to see in Manchester, so whether you only have an evening or a full weekend to spend, you can make it memorable.

Doing Business in Manchester

Business travellers taking flights from Exeter to Manchester are well catered-for, as the city has plenty of impressive conference venues and well-equipped meeting facilities for your convenience. Our Business in Manchester page has our top recommendations.