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Trains to Exeter Airport

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Do you worry about getting to the airport on time for your flight when you travel abroad? Well there’s no need to when you travel to the airport by train. Start your holiday without the hassle when you take the train to Exeter Airport with CrossCountry.

Exeter Airport is a convenient international airport for passengers travelling abroad from Southwest England. The airport is located around 6 miles East of Exeter city centre and is a 30-minute bus journey from Exeter St David’s Station. It’s quick, easy and means you can sit back and relax whilst we whisk you towards the start of your holiday.

Benefits of taking the train to Exeter International Airport

  • Saves you paying for airport parking
  • No need to stress about traffic
  • Saves you paying for a taxi
  • Eco-friendly compared to a car

CrossCountry makes it easy to book cheap train tickets to Exeter St David’s Station. Save the time and money from taxis and airport parking, meaning more cash for you to spend on your holiday. Booking in advance means you can make great savings and you won’t need to worry about how you’re travelling to the airport.

Our trains are spacious and have plenty of seating options, so you can travel to the airport comfortably and stress-free. Luggage space is provided on all our trains, so there is room for your case. Charging points are also available to charge up your devices before your flight. If you’re feeling peckish, grab a snack without leaving your chair by using the at-seat service. Our trains even sell alcohol should you want to get in full holiday mode.

Save yourself money, time and hassle by purchasing a CrossCountry Advance Ticket to Exeter Airport. You can get your ticket sent straight to your phone as an e-Ticket. That way, the only thing you need to travel is your mobile phone.

Getting to Exeter Airport by train

Exeter Airport is best reached using the connecting bus service from Exeter St David’s Station. The number 56 bus leaves from outside the station and runs from 06:25 until 18:15 every day, with journey duration of around 30 minutes (depending on the time of day).

CrossCountry run direct services to Exeter St David’s from Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Station Accessibility

To find out about accessibility at Exeter St David’s check out our station guide.

More questions?

For more information about getting to Exeter Airport, visit Exeter Airport’s website.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean for your journey.
  • Avoid the ticket office queue by purchasing your ticket on our website. Alternatively, buy them on our mobile site and have them immediately sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
  • Download the CrossCountry Train Ticket app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • Exeter hotels – If you have an early or late flight and want to stay in Exeter for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Once you have arrived in Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport is small but has a variety of shops, restaurants and helpful facilities to make your time at the airport an enjoyable experience.

Shopping in Exeter Airport

A trip to the airport is incomplete without browsing Duty Free. Find fantastic tax-free prices on a wide range of fragrances, skin care and cosmetics products, duty free liquor, tobacco, confectionery, sunglasses, and fashion accessories. Whether you’re looking for a gift or to treat yourself, you’ll find something in Duty Free. You can even reserve your shopping online before travelling and collect in-store 24 hours later.

If you need some entertainment for the plane, sweets for take-off, or a book for the sun lounger, WHSmith is your one stop shop for holiday essentials including travel accessories and health & beauty must-haves.

Restaurants in Exeter Airport

Whether you want a sit down meal or to grab a coffee before your flight, Fed & Watered has got you covered. Fed & Watered Wine & Dine offers travellers a range of delicious hot and cold meals. The upstairs bar, which has great views of the airfield, has an extensive wine & spirits list as well as a delicious range of cocktails.

The Fed & Watered Café Bar boasts a fantastic coffee menu, all made by trained baristas.
To compliment your drink, the Café-Bar also offers a selection of hot and cold snacks including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, paninis and ciabattas.

Amenities in Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport provides free WiFi for all passengers, so you can stream all your favourite TV shows whilst you wait to board your plane.

A water dispenser is available after Security in the Boarding Gate area for passengers who wish to refill water bottles.

Book into the Executive Lounge to enjoy runway views, comfortable seating, complimentary drinks and snacks.


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