Exeter International Airport (EXT) Information

(Exeter, Devon, England, UK)

Exeter International Airport is among the fastest-developing regional airports in the UK. In 2007, it passed the one million passengers per year mark for the first time. This is now a major gateway to the holiday counties of Devon and Cornwall, with their spectacular coastlines, mysterious moorlands and charming villages. Its main focus is on scheduled holiday and charter flights to UK and European destinations.

Originally a grass field airstrip for a local flying club, the site of the present-day airport was developed during 1937 and opened as a commercial facility in 1938, becoming a crucial fighter base during the Battle of Britain. After WWII, scheduled services reopened in 1952 with Channel Island flights. A new terminal and runway extension were added during the 1980s.

Exeter International Airport is located just outside the village of Clyst Honiton, some 8 km / 5 miles to the east of Exeter city centre. As it is set close to the M5 motorway, the airport is convenient for onward transportation by car to the north-east - to Bristol and even the Midlands. Travel into the city centre is via taxi or bus, while there is a useful TaxiBus connection to St. Davids Railway Station in the city.

Exeter International Airport (EXT)

Address: Route B3184, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2BD, UK
Tel: +44 1392 367 433
Exeter International Airport is situated some 270 km / 168 miles to the south-west of London on the busy A30 road, being less than 3 km / 2 miles from the M5 motorway. It has a small, single terminal which is adequate for its present passenger throughput and hosts approximately 30,000 aircraft movements each year.

Exeter International Airport Guide



Travel to Exeter and its centrally located hotels by car is straightforward via the adjacent M5 and A30. You will initially head in a south-westerly direction, passing by Exminster and Shillingford Abbot before joining the A377 (Alphington Road) as you loop around into the centre. Alternatively, you can head westwards, via the slower and more direct B3212 (Pinhoe Road). Except in rush hours, the journey should take no more than 20 minutes.

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Buses 56A and 56B connect the airport with Exeter's bus station, St. Davids Railway Station and Exmouth. A limited bus service runs on Bank Holidays and Sundays. Connecting airport buses run between the terminal and its long-stay car parks.


There is no railway station at Exeter International Airport, although a dedicated TaxiBus service takes passengers to Exeter's St. Davids Railway Station for onward transportation across the south-western region.


Tel: +44 1395 234 100
Metered taxis are available outside the terminal, although this form of onward travel is the most expensive. Corporate executive cars and larger eight-seater people-carriers can also be arranged.