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Exeter Airport by Road vs Rail, Coach or Taxi

The bags are packed and you’re ready to go. But what’s the best way to get to the airport? Rail, coach and taxi are all options, but when it comes to ultimate in convenience, there is simply no competition for taking your own car. Exeter Airport parking isn’t as expensive as you might think; by booking parking in advance through Airparks you can pay less than £50 for an eight day trip.

Driving will give you all the space for luggage that you need, and will allow you to leave whenever you like. But if you still aren’t convinced, here are some other options you could consider.


Exeter Airport isn’t directly served by any rail station. Instead you will have to make your way to Digby & Sowton station, 2.5 miles away from the airport, and take a taxi from there. Other nearby stations include Exeter Central (5 miles), Exeter St. Davids (5.5 miles) and Tiverton Parkway (12 miles).


Stagecoach operates coach and bus services directly to the airport. While coaches are reasonably priced, and leave regularly on most days, you may find that getting to your local coach station proves to be a hassle, especially if you have a lot of luggage to deal with.


Besides taking your own vehicle, getting to the airport via taxi may be one of the most convenient options. However, if you live anywhere except right next to the airport, you could be in for an expensive ride. The price you would spend on parking for 8 days could be used up by a single cab ride. With taxis you also have to be ready to leave as soon as the taxi turns up at your door; not quite the same as taking your own car and leaving exactly when the time suits you.