Exeter Airport Overview
Exeter International Airport has a longer aviation history than many other facilities in the U.K. since opening for commercial service in 1937. During WWII, the site was a distinguished airfield and provided a space for headquarters of the RAF and U.S. forces. In recent times, the facility accommodates air traffic for both local U.K. aircraft and long haul jetliners including Boeing 757 and Airbus 320 and 310. Residents and visitors to the county of Devon in South West England utilize Exeter Airport for travel to destinations in the U.K., Europe and Canada. The economy company, Flybe and other airlines use the single runway facility that sees an average of 1 million passengers each year.
Exeter Airport, code EXT, is located 6.4 km east of Exeter and approximately 240 km south-west of London. Motorists may reach the airport from the A30 and M5 motorways. Rail and bus connections that transfer through the city of Exeter may be pre-arranged.
The Cafe Ritazza offers snack items and hot food and beverages with seating in the terminal before security or on the piazza. After clearing security, passengers will find a selection of coffee shops, snack bars and pubs that are open during normal flight schedules. Shops and currency exchange booths are located within the Departures Lounge. Flybe passengers may elect for membership in the Executive Lounge for Wi-Fi access and special amenities.
Exeter Airport Parking
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Car parking choices at EXT include a short stay lot for pick-up and drop-off of passengers and a premium and standard rate long stay lot. The short stay lot, designated P1, is located within an easy walk from the Departures Hall of the main terminal. Car Park P2 mandates a premium rate and lies adjacent to the terminal. Additional long stay car parks, P3 and P4 are serviced by a shuttle bus and offer the most affordable parking choices. All lots may be pre-booked at discounted rates or can be paid by credit card at the exit barriers.
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Within the terminal, passengers will find three car hire companies that offer various types of vehicles for rent. Avis, Europcar and Hertz may be pre-booked through their international offices or by arranging for a car at the airport. Practical Motorhome Rental provides campers and motor homes with airport drop-off service by booking through their website: www.practicalmotorhomerental.com.
Exeter Airport Hotels
The Express by Holiday Inn Exeter Hotel resides 3.8 km from the airport and is close to the bus station. Guests receive complimentary newspapers and have access to a restaurant, bar and self-parking lot.
The Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club is situated less than 6 km from Exeter International and features upscale amenities in a resort atmosphere. This full service property includes a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, restaurants, shops and picnic grounds. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi access.
Seasonal flights from EXT to holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal and Greece are available with Flybe, Thomson and Thomas Cook. Tour operators such as Canadian Affair team with airlines to offer service to Toronto that includes visits to Niagara Falls, Washington D.C. and New York. Other typical holiday packages originate at Exeter with service to Croatia, Italy, Austria or Cyprus.
The closest rail station can be found in the city of Exeter, 8.8 km. from the airport. Click here to check the train timetables. The Stagecoach Bus Company offers frequent transports from the airport to the rail station with stops in Exmouth and Sidmouth. Click here to check the National Express coaches timetable.
There are several taxi companies in the Exeter area that can take you to and from Exeter Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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