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    Car Hire at Exeter Airport - Book & save

    The regional airport of Exeter, located in South West England, is the perfect gateway to your destination. This small and efficient airport in the East Devon District began operating in 1937 and, more recently, inaugurated a new and contemporary Departure Lounge. Currently, the airport accommodates over 850.000 passengers each year. It's located 5 miles from Exeter's centre and offers a good variety of services to improve the experience of travelers from the British and European destinations.

    Auto Europe can help you book a car hire from Exeter Airport for your convenience. We are partners with major rental companies, so that you can benefit from the best deals on a large catalogue of vehicles. You are in good hands when renting our services and benefiting from our local expertise. Take a look at the comments left by some of our other customers about their recent Auto Europe car rental experience in the city on our Exeter car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    Exeter Airport (EXT)
    Official Name: Exeter Airport
    Address: Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2BD, UK
    Location:The airport is located approximately 4 miles east of the city of Exeter.
    Airlines operating at Exeter Airport: Air Europa, Air Malta, Flybe, Freebird Airlines, Isles of Scilly Skybus, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Small Planer Airlines.


    Exeter Airport has one terminal organized in two different areas: departures lounge and arrivals gates. The departure lounge is closely located to a café bar, restrooms, shops and a restaurant. The arrivals area is situated nearby immigration control, baggage reclaim, car rental desks and restrooms.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Vehicle rental service counters are located at the Arrivals terminal. When arriving at the counter to pick up your car hire from Exeter Airport, remember to have in hands your voucher, valid driving licence and an international credit card ready for pick-up. Ask for a copy of the contract and make sure that the rental conditions and insurance policies are as agreed beforehand. Checking the entire vehicle for dents, scratches and fuel level is also very important, as the same process will be performed when is time to drop-off. Exeter Airport works with six different approved car hire operators, and you can count on Auto Europe to provide you with the best deals:

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis Monday-Friday 8:30am-11am
    Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm
    Sundays 1:30pm-10:15pm
    Budget Monday-Friday 8:30am-11am
    Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm
    Sundays 1:30pm-10:15pm
    Europcar Monday-Sundays 12:01am-11:59pm*
    (*with extra charges)
    Hertz April-Oct: Monday-Sundays 9am-6pm
    Nov-March: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
    Saturdays 9am-1pm, Sundays closed

    Airport Facilities

    Several facilities are available at Exeter Airport to make your journey more comfortable. The airport is well equipped, containing a restaurant and two cafés, tax-free shops and a newspaper stand. Passengers can take advantage of the free WiFi provided in the Departure Lounge and the Executive Lounge, use the ATM machines or relax at the Executive Lounge before boarding the plane.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    By Car

    Motorway M5 provides the main access to Exeter Airport from the city centre. If you are coming from Exmouth, drive along Hulham Rd, B3180 and B3184. From London, use via A303 - the distance is about 169 miles. For drop offs or pick-ups, head to Car Park 1 opposite the Terminal. The fees are: £1 for up to 30 minutes and £2 for up to 1 hour. Our guide for driving in the UK has plenty useful tips for drivers!

    By Taxi

    A number of taxis are available on site, at the Arrivals building. Apple Central Taxis is the official airport authorized company operating from the taxi stand. Other taxi companies use the Car Park 1 area to drop-off or pick-up clients. Keep in mind that Private Hire Vehicle journeys must be pre-booked. Fares from Exeter Airport to the city centre start from £14. Uber also operates in this area.

    By Bus

    Service 56, 56A and 56B are operated by Stagecoach and provide direct access to Exeter Airport. Line 56 from the airport to St Davids Station takes approximately 35 minutes and runs hourly. A one-way ticket costs £2. The bus makes intermediary stops at Exeter (Bus Station), Met Office. For more details, please check the operator's website. Line 56A goes to Exmouth in about 40 minutes and line 56B goes to Sidmouth in a little over an hour.

    By Train

    Although there are no trains departing directly from the airport, the nearest local station, Digby & Sowton, is just 5 miles away, with routes to several cities in England, such as Exeter St Davids, North & South Devon and Exmouth. Additionally, Exeter St. Davids and Exeter Central stations are located 6 miles away from the airport, with connections to London Paddington and London Waterloo, respectively.

    Parking Tips

    There are four categories of parking available at Exeter: P1 Short Stay (£1.00/30 min), P2 Short Stay (£9.50/day), P3 and P4 Long Stay (£5.00/day). P1 and P2 are located 50yds and 75yds respectively from the Terminal. There is a complimentary shuttle bus service available for P3 and P4 users. Further information can be found on their official website, including how to save up to 70% when booking online.

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    Exeter Airport Information

    Additional Information About Exeter Airport

    Exeter Airport
    Clyst Honiton
    Exeter, UK, EX5 2BD

    IATA code: EXT
    IACO code: EGTE
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 50.7346
    Longitude: 3.4150

    General Information: Exeter Airport is located 5 miles from Exeter's centre, South West England, and is easily accessible by your car hire.