When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Exeter?
Summer is the most popular time to visit Exeter. The weather is at its warmest and the city is buzzing with activities and festivals. Exeter is also atmospheric and beautiful in the cooler months and hosts a Christmas market in December. Consider flying during the shoulder seasons in autumn and spring or low season in winter to take advantage of cheap flights to Exeter.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Exeter?
It’s best to book your Exeter flights around one or two months in advance to have the best choice of fares. It’s worth checking and comparing the prices of the stopping services and direct flights to find the best deals. Check regularly for promotions and offers on Exeter flights and there may be last-minute flights available. You might also be able to find a bargain on return flights if your dates are flexible.
Flying to Exeter Airport EXT
Exeter Airport (EXT) is a small international airport located around 8 kilometres from Exeter city centre, serving Devon and the surrounding areas on the south coast of England. It is close to many popular holiday destinations such as Exmouth, Salcombe, Sidmouth, Torquay and Dartmoor National Park. EXT operates domestic flights to the UK and international flights to many European destinations.
FlyBe offers direct flights to Exeter from across many UK airports, including London City Airport, Jersey Airport, Guernsey Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Manchester Airport, Newcastle Airport, and Glasgow International Airport. Aer Lingus and British Airways also serve return flights to Exeter, usually with one stop on the way. These make a stopover in other UK cities such as Birmingham and Leeds.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Exeter Airport is a small international airport with single terminal building. Arrivals and departures are located on the ground floor, and the first floor has a viewing gallery, executive lounge and bar for both arrivals and departures. Passport control, the international baggage reclaim area and customs are all located on the ground floor, along with domestic baggage reclaim, in a separate part of the terminal building from departures. Check-in desks and the information desk are in the main lobby area of the terminal building which also includes a shop, restaurant and cash machine. Car hire agencies and the taxi rank are located outside the arrivals exit.
Getting to the City from Exeter Airport EXT
It’s easy to reach Exeter city centre from EXT by bus, taxi or car hire. Bus number 56 connects the airport with Exeter St David’s railway station in just 30 minutes. There are departures every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays. There’s a taxi rank outside the arrivals exit, or you can book a car in person at the taxi desk in the arrivals building. Car hire companies have their desks in a building opposite the arrivals exit from the terminal building. Exeter Airport is five minutes’ drive from the M5 motorway.
Why Visit Exeter?
Exeter has a long history which dates beyond Roman times. Its rural surroundings and proximity to the south Devon coast make it a favourite with British leisure travellers for weekend breaks and summer holidays. The city’s most famous landmark, Exeter Cathedral, is a Gothic masterpiece filled with ornate statues and gilding. Its café, and the nearby Tea on the Green, are lovely spots to stop for a Devon cream tea. Stroll along Exeter’s quayside, where you can discover the city’s heritage in the wool trade at the Customs House or take a boat or canoe trip along the River Exe.
For an authentic experience of rural Devon, head to Exeter’s livestock market, where you can watch the weekly auction and have a meal at the on-site restaurant. Then there is a farmer’s market every week on a Thursday morning at the corner of Fore Street and South Street. Here you can shop for produce from local farms and artisans, including preserves, cake, bread, meat and fruit juice.