Advice for rail users affected by RMT action: 27 September until 1 October
The RMT Union has announced further industrial action that would affect CrossCountry services from the start of Friday 27 September until the end of Tuesday 1 October. We remain in discussions with the RMT to seek a resolution and customers are advised to check our website for the latest travel information.
If this action goes ahead then on most days there would be little impact on our services. However, services on Sunday 29 September would be severely restricted. Seat reservations have been suspended and alternative arrangements are being prepared and will be made available here when finalised.
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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.
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.
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.
To find out about accessibility at Exeter St David’s check out our station guide.
For more information about getting to Exeter Airport, visit Exeter Airport’s website.
Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:
Exeter Airport is small but has a variety of shops, restaurants and helpful facilities to make your time at the airport an enjoyable experience.
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.
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.
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.