Southampton to Exeter

A visit to historic Exeter is like taking a trip through time - its cobbled streets lead you past stunning Medieval buildings, elaborate Georgian architecture, well-preserved Roman ruins and towards its imposing Gothic cathedral. But the city has a contemporary edge too, with a buzzing nightlife, an exceptional choice of bars and restaurants and great shopping, all of which offers you plenty to see and do after your flight to Exeter to make the most of your trip. If business bring you to the city, you'll be very well catered for with a host of meeting and conference venues to choose from, plus excellent hotels to comfortably accommodate you and your colleagues.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Southampton (SOU) to Exeter (EXT), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, visit our Exeter to Southampton page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Southampton to Exeter, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the following list to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Southampton Airport

Situated just 4 miles from Southampton city centre, Southampton Airport is very easy to access both by car and by public transport - in fact, the airport has one of the shortest train to plane connections in Europe thanks to the dedicated train station just outside the terminal building! For more information on travelling to Southampton Airport for your flight to Exeter with Flybe, take a look at our Getting to Southampton Airport page.

Southampton Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • 4 miles from city centre
  • Under 15 minutes' drive in normal traffic
  • Short stay and long stay car parking
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  • Public transport
  • Buses to the city centre run to/from the Terminal building
  • Southampton Airport Parkway Station just a short walk from Terminal entrance
  • Taxi stand
  • Up to 4 hours free WiFi access
  • Café and restaurant
  • Duty Free, newsagents and bureau de change
  • Bookable Priority Lounge

Check-in and bag drop at Southampton Airport

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

  • Newsagents
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Bureau de change

Facilities after Security

  • Newsagents
  • Bar, café and restaurant


  • Duty Free

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

Exeter Airport Arrivals

Whether you're visiting Exeter for business or for pleasure, get on your way to your onward destination as soon as possible with help from our Exeter Airport Arrivals page. Here you'll find all the information you need on getting from Exeter Airport to Exeter city centre, plus details on public transport so you can plan your journey ahead. To find out more, visit our dedicated Exeter Airport page, or browse other flights to Exeter.


Flybe works in partnership with to make it even easier for you to find the ideal hotel in Exeter. From luxurious boutique hideaways to indulge the senses, to budget-friendly hotels close to the airport to relax in after a day of business meetings, there is accommodation in Exeter to suit every type of traveller.


No matter how much time you have to spare after your flight from Southampton to Exeter, we'll help you to make the most of it. On our Visiting Exeter page you'll find our tips and recommendations on what to do and see in Exeter, where to eat, drink and find the most exciting nightlife, and not forgetting where to find the city's best shopping if you're in need of retail therapy before you leave!

Doing business in Exeter

Exeter is at the centre of business in Devon and Cornwall, so if you're taking flights to Exeter from Southampton for business, you'll find a great choice of meeting spaces and conference venues to help make your trip a success. Take a look at our Business in Exeter page for our recommendations on the top business facilities in Exeter that are within easy reach of Exeter Airport, and close to Exeter's main attractions - including bars and pubs for those all-important post-meeting drinks.