Exeter Airport car hire

Hire a car from Exeter Airport

Exeter airport is situated 5 miles east of the city centre providing a choice of over 40 worldwide destinations.

By car - take the B3183 to the M5 Junction 29, and then take the A30 east and follow signs to the airport.

Exeter – this historic University city is the county town of Devon. Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. While the High Street in Exeter was noted for just major national chains, there are three off-High Street connecting areas that provide a very varied selection of independent shops. There are many historic buildings worth viewing in the city, and there are two particular attractions worth visiting - Parliament Street in the city centre which is one of the narrowest recognised streets in the world, and the 14th-century Tudor “House that Moved”, a 21-ton house that was strapped up and moved to make way for a new road. There is plenty of art and culture-orientated activity, and many great eating places in the city.

Airport facilities - Bureau de Change, cash machines, TV, telephone and web access. Wheelchair and luggage assistance is available, but passengers are advised to notify the airport of outbound and inbound details prior to date of departure. Shops include a travel agent, newsagent and gifts. The Food Village includes a café and bar serving alcoholic drinks.

Hotels – there are 5 hotels and guest houses within three miles of the airport. There is a good selection of other accommodation in Exeter itself, none further than 6 miles from the airport.

Exeter Airport car rental information

There are four car hire providers in the arrivals’ hall at Exeter airport, with cars conveniently parked in the car rental car park in front of the Terminal. There are also two providers off- airport.

So between the 6 providers, you should have no trouble in booking the car you require, although you will have to check in advance if you have a special requirement – a people carrier, van or minibus which may not be available at the airport. It might be worthwhile booking in advance, not only to try and obtain the car you specifically require, but to save yourself time by having all the paperwork prepared.

When you take delivery of your car, don’t just check you know what the knobs and levers do, but also check you know not only where the fuel goes, but how to open the fuel cap release, as sometimes these are the best kept secret in modern cars. And check for any prior damage – you don’t want to be charged for damage you don’t yourself do!

Remember to bring you driving licence and ID along - they are, after all, releasing a valuable asset into your care! And a quick review of the paperwork to ensure you are only paying for “what you are paying for” is worthwhile – your rental representative will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

When you set off, ensure you drive on the left and while fuel in dispensed in litres, speed and distance are still measured in miles in the UK. Take extra care approaching roundabouts, as unlike right-hand drive countries, traffic, with the right of way on the roundabout, approaches from then right.