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 (code: EXT) has a small terminal that serves many domestic routes year-round as well as several seasonal destinations. Facilities include a duty-free shopping area, a couple newsstands, and three eateries. None stay open 24 hours, so plan ahead if you’re 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.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.
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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.
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Exeter Airport:
With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.
- 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.
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 through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
The Executive Lounge – Location: Airside, near the departures gates. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Related Pages: Exeter Airport Lounges
Free WiFi is available at Exeter Airport in the Departures lounge and Executive lounge. Connect to the “Virgin WiFi” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs dispensing euros and british pounds are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 located next to landside and airside restrooms. Baby food and bottle warming are available on request at airport restaurants. 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 – Conference 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 a variety of reduced mobility facilities (wheel chairs, 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 ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: £3.50. Book on-line or purchase tickets at FastTrack Machines located throughout Landside.
Food & Drink – All food concessions in the airport open at the same time as 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 did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport 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.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
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 airport guide.
Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the terminal.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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 theairport 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 map, timetables and fare information, visit the Stagecoach website.
Avis • Budget • Europcar offer car rental services onsite in the passenger terminal.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Apple Central Taxis are available at the airport taxi stand, located outside of 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 3 miles away while you will need to travel 18 miles to reach the Tiverton Parkway Station. You can connect to the train station by bus or taxi, depending on the station. For connection options, routes and further information, visit the Exeter Airport website.
Last updated: 2022-07-18
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