Exeter’s colourful history has seen it survive Roman rule and bombing in the Blitz.
Today the city is celebrated as a hub for culture and the arts from across South West England. Away from the bars of the city centre, the wilds of Dartmoor lie waiting to be explored.
Flying to Exeter
Fly to Exeter and you’ll find yourself in the perfect spot for exploring one of the prettiest parts of the UK. All of Devon is within easy reach, with Dartmoor just half an hour’s drive, and the city of Exeter itself is a short transfer from the airport, making it perfect for a weekend break. Exeter Airport is also extremely convenient for getting to the eastern reaches of Cornwall, with Plymouth under an hour’s drive, making it a quick and easy way to travel west for work. Find out more about the route below.
Flying from London City Airport to Exeter: Q&A
We’ve answered some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Exeter. Read on to find out more.
How long is the flight from London to Exeter?
It takes around an hour to fly to Exeter from London, cutting your journey by west by anything from around three hours compared with driving. London City Airport is easy to get to from Central London – just catch the DLR from Bank station and you’ll be at the terminal in just 20 minutes.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Exeter?
There’s a direct flight from London to Exeter every day of the week. From Sunday to Friday you can fly to Exeter in the evening, and on Saturday the flight is at lunchtime. So whether you’re planning to leave straight after work, or you want to arrive just in time for an early Saturday dinner, there’s a flight perfect for your schedule.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Exeter?
Flying directly from London to Exeter means flying with Flybe. If you see other fares available, they’ll be indirect – and that’s not likely to be a very practical option, as it will add a fair amount of time onto an otherwise short journey.
Practical information about flying from London to Exeter
You do need valid photo ID to fly to Exeter from London, and, while you can technically use a driving licence, we recommend bringing your passport. Although the journey is within England, you can be asked to provide proof of nationality, and a passport is the safest bet. When you arrive, you’ll find plenty of taxis at most times, but it’s also an easy bus journey to the city – look out for the local Stagecoach services.
What to expect in Exeter
Exeter has been visited by tourists for hundreds of years for its Roman ruins and stunning cathedral. It also has a colourful history as a sea port city, and you’ll find some of the finest fish restaurants on the south coast in the Topsham area. Live music is also big here, and if you want somewhere to drink, you’ll find plenty of bars and pubs around, ranging from livelier pubs (this is, after all, a student town) to smarter cocktail bars. For a quiet afternoon stroll, Cathedral Green hosts regular craft fairs and markets, and with three theatres in town, there’s always something to dress up for. Take a look at our complete guide to Exeter for more ideas on what to do when you’re there.