Exeter airport offers a good selection of on-site car parks (some served by a shuttle bus and some within walking distance of the terminal), off-site car parks (some with restricted hours and others offering a 24-hour service) and Meet and Greet services with optional extras such as car washing and valet service.
For a week’s parking you can expect to pay between £35 and £196 (prices valid for June 2014).
Exeter Fly Parks Meet & Greet
If you want the ultimate in convenience when parking your car at the airport then this Meet and Greet service will be of interest. If you have young children, lots of luggage or simply cannot be bothered waiting for transfer buses then this service is ideal.
You will be met at the Short Term Car Park just 20 metres from the terminal building, and one of the operator’s drivers will take your car to a fully secure car park for the duration of your trip. On arrival back at the airport simply phone once you have cleared customs and your car will be returned to the Short Term Car Park.
Charges for this car park are payable by the customer. If you would like to come back to a sparkling clean vehicle then book the Standard or Deluxe Valeting service.
Airport Postcode: EX5 2BD
Other Meet and Greet services are provided by Exeter Main Yard Meet and Greet which does not operate between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m.
Exeter Grange Park and Fly
This off-site car park is 3 miles from the airport and transfer buses, which take around 7 minutes and run on demand 24 hours a day. Cars are parked by professional drivers meaning you have to leave your keys with the operator. The car park is fully secure and has 24-hour-a-day CCTV.
Postcode: EX2 7JF
Exeter Grange Parking
If you are not happy leaving your car keys with the operator, then this off-site car park will be of interest. It is situated 3 miles from the airport and the transfer takes around 8 minutes. Shuttle buses run on demand and drivers park their own vehicles meaning keys do not have to be left.
Postcode: EX5 1EW
Other off-site car parks include Exeter Holiday Parking, Exeter Main Yard Park and Ride and Parking Exeter Airport.
Exeter On-Airport Long Stay (Car Park 4)
This on-site car park is 800 yards from the terminal building, so most customers avail themselves of the free shuttle bus which operates from 5 a.m. The transfer takes 4 minutes and the service runs every 5 to 10 minutes. The car park has regular security patrols as well as benefiting from floodlighting and CCTV.
Postcode: EX5 2BD
Exeter On-Airport Long Stay (Car Park 2)
If you prefer to be able to walk to the terminal building from an on-site long stay car park then this is the most suitable. Only 75 yards from the terminal building, this car park is good for those travelling without much luggage. Again, it is fully secure with the same features as Car Park 4.
Postcode: EX5 2BD
There is one other on-site long-stay car park (Car Park 3) which is 75 yards from the terminal building and is served by a shuttle bus.
Exeter On-Airport Short Stay (Car Park 1)
If money is no object, this car park may suit you. It is the official on-site short stay car park and is only 50 yards from Departures. At £38 for a 24-hour period it is, however, an expensive option (June 2014 prices).
Postcode: EX5 2BD
About Exeter Airport
The first plane landed at Exeter Airport in 1937 and was carrying footage of the coronation of King George VI for screening in cinemas in the city. During World War II civilian services were halted and Exeter became an RAF Sector Station, opening up again in 1952 for commercial flights.
In 2013 the airport handled 741,465 passengers, travelling on both scheduled and charter flights, predominantly to domestic and European destinations. Several years ago there was a weekly service to Toronto with the now defunct Globespan. The airport has one runway and one terminal building.