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Exeter Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Exeter Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

EXT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Exeter Airport.

What to Expect

exeter airport guideExeter Airport (code: EXT) is a unique airport with a small terminal that serves many domestic routes year-round and several seasonal destinations. Its facilities include a duty-free shopping area, a few newsstands, and three eateries. While these facilities do not stay open 24 hours, there are options for those staying the night. Free WiFi is available in the Departures area and the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Exeter Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located on airport grounds. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Exeter Airport:

  • Hampton by Hilton Exeter – This hotel is adjacent to the airport. A free airport shuttle is available.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Exeter Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • The Executive Lounge – Location: Airside, near the departures gates. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Exeter Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs dispensing euros and British pounds are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, in the Check-In hall.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby-changing facilities are available in rooms next to landside and airside restrooms. Baby food and bottle warming are available at airport restaurants upon request. Note: Baby food is not sold at the airport.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: Departure hall.

Conference Facilities – Room for up to 12 people with catering options available.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

Disabled Services – The airport operates in full accordance with EU Regulation no 1107/2006, and special travel assistance is available with advance booking. Disability car parking (long and short term) is available, as are various reduced mobility facilities (wheelchairs, drop-off points, ramps, lifts, bathrooms etc.).

Drinking Water – Thirsty? A water bottle refill station is available free of charge. Location: Airside.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Exeter’s World Duty-Free offers spirits, cigarettes, perfume, cosmetics, sunglasses, handbags, jewelry and watches. There is also a WHSmith located landside and airside.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to keep waiting to a minimum. Cost: £3.50. Book online or purchase tickets at FastTrack Machines located throughout Landside.

Food & Drink – All food concessions in the airport open simultaneously with Check-In. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include Cove (landside) • Coastline (airside).

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the information desk located in the departures hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: near the Executive Lounge.

Showers – Not available

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the terminal.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Exeter Airport in the Departures Lounge and Executive Lounge. Connect to the “Virgin WiFi” network.

Exeter airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Aurigny • Blue Islands • Loganair • Ryanair • TUIfly.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Stagecoach Bus 56 offers hourly service between the airport and Exeter’s St. David’s railway station, Exeter Bus Station and Exmouth. Exeter Central Station is about 10 minutes walking distance from Exeter Bus Station. For route maps, timetables and fare information, visit the Stagecoach website.

Car Rentals

Avis • Budget • Europcar offers car rental services on-site in the passenger terminal.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Apple Central Taxis are available at the airport taxi stand outside the Arrivals terminal. Other taxi companies are allowed to drop off or pick up pre-booked passengers at Car Park 1. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required if hiring Apple Central Taxis directly from the taxi stand.


There are five train stations within easy reach of the airport. Cranbrook Station is the closest at three miles away, while you will need to travel 18 miles to reach the Tiverton Parkway Station. Depending on the station, you can connect to the train station by bus or taxi. For connection options, routes and further information, visit the Exeter Airport website.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.