Trains to Exeter Airport

Learn everything you need to know about getting a train to Exeter Airport, situated in the Southwest of England.

How to get to Exeter Airport by train

Exeter Airport is a convenient hub for travel abroad in the Southwest. Located around six miles from Exeter in Clyst Honiton, the airport is well-connected via Exeter St David’s Station. Many travellers prefer taking the train due to its cost-saving benefits.

To reach Exeter Airport terminal from Exeter St David’s Station, you can catch the number 56 bus.

The bus service operates from 6:25 to 18:15 every day, with the journey taking approximately 30 minutes. This runs every 45-60 minutes on weekdays, and hourly on weekends.

Exeter St David’s Station is vital within the UK mainland rail network and for Exeter trains, offering direct trains from various major cities in England. This integrated transport system ensures maximum convenience for passengers heading to the airport.

It's worth noting that Exeter St David’s is less than a mile from Exeter Central, but you can still get a train between the two. These take three minutes and run every 20 minutes or so.

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Top routes to Exeter Airport

Milton Keynes to London Euston 35mins £16.30
Coventry to London Euston 1h 4mins £12
Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16

What to do at Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport provides a range of amenities designed to enhance your pre-flight experience. Shopping is among the first options available to pass the time.

WHSmith, with its extensive selection of newspapers, magazines, books, snacks, and beverages, serves as your convenient one-stop shop before boarding your flight. It also includes a value meal deal.

For those who prefer to sit down to eat, Coastline Café is the go-to spot for hot food and beverages. Here you can savour a satisfying breakfast consisting of cereal, pastries, porridge, or a warm bacon roll.

For those who appreciate a pre-flight drink, The Airview bar offers sweeping views of the airfield, making it an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing drink before setting off. The bar offers a variety of options, including beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

In terms of lounges, The Executive Airport Lounge is located on the first floor after passing through security and is available for booking at just £20 per person.

Within the lounge, you can unwind and enjoy excellent views of the runway. Quiet zones are available for relaxation, while business areas are equipped for work.

Comfortable seating, a selection of online newspapers and magazines, and unlimited Wi-Fi. The lounge operates from the first flight of the day until the last departure.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Exeter Airport

Setting up a Priority Ticket Alert is our first recommendation. This allows you to get hold of the lowest price tickets ahead of time, whether travelling to Exeter Airport or not.

You can also consider travelling off-peak. If you have a flight time that allows it, getting your train during off-peak times means you can cut costs on your ticket. Midweek off-peak times are between 10:30 and 14:30, or after 20:00.

Remember to always check your flight time to see if it travelling off-peak works for you.

If you’re getting train tickets to Exeter Airport as a family, you can save money by using a Family Ticket, instead of buying individual tickets. You can also save money by making use of Railcards, whether it’s as a couple, a family, or an individual traveller.

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Get the app

Whether it is picking your own seat, keeping in tune with train times or generally making your life easier, download the Avanti West Coast App to get special benefits.

The app allows you to track your train live, buy tickets with your payment method of choice and store all your tickets in one place. You’ll also find zero booking fees.

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