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Flight Information between Exeter and London

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesFlybe

Flights from Exeter to London cover the 156 miles (252 km) long route with our travel partners like Flybe. There are direct flight services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter International Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Flights from Exeter to London - Gatwick

If you are looking for Exeter to Gatwick flights then you will be pleased to know that there are flights every day, and you will have a choice of departure times as well as some alternate airports. The flights that leave from Exeter, depart from the Exeter Airport and they arrive at either London Gatwick Airport (LGW) or London Heathrow Airport (LHR). All of the flights on this flightpath require a change, and while some stopover in the Channel Islands, Guernsey or jersey, others may travel north to Manchester or Glasgow before arriving in London. There are about five or six flights per day, and the average journey time to London from Exeter is about 4h due to the changes.

Exeter to London flight Time: daily Departures

If you are interested in flying from Exeter to London Gatwick then you have a choice of two flights that leave per day. Generally, they leave late morning and the first flight to leave from Exeter to London Gatwick departs at 11 a.m., while the next and last flight departs at 11.55 a.m. If you are looking to travel from Exeter to London Heathrow then you have two or three flights to consider, and the first one departs at 6:35 a.m. and the last one departs Exeter Airport at 12:10 p.m. On Sundays there is a later flight from Exeter to London Heathrow that departs at 2:05 p.m. with Aer Lingus.

How long is the journey by flight from Exeter to London?

On average, the flight from Exeter to London takes about 4h, due to the stop in another city and airport. There are some faster and some slower options available, depending on which airport in London you decide to fly to. For Exeter to Gatwick flights the average journey time is 4h, but the fastest option takes 2h 35min. The slowest journey takes 5h 25min and stops off in Glasgow. If you decide to travel to Heathrow Airport, then the average journey time is 4h as well, but the fastest option takes 2h40min, while the slowest trip takes 6h 15min and stops in Manchester.

Exeter Aerial View. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arriving airports for flights from Exeter to London?

Departure airport: The departure airport for flights from Exeter to London is always the same, and it is Exeter Airport. Exeter Airport has an executive lounge where you can relax for up to 3h before your flight, as well as a café and a newsagent. There are toilets and baby changing facilities at the airport and children’s activity area.The airport is about 6 miles (9 km) from the city centre, and you can get there in an 11 min taxi or a 24min bus on line 56.

Arrival airport: The first arrival Airport for the flight from Exeter to London is London Gatwick. This airport receives two flights from Exeter each day, and offers some excellent facilities for passengers, who need special assistance. There is reserved seating throughout the airport, there are oxygen points, baby changing facilities, and kid zones for children to play. The airport also has the Club Aspire Airport Lounge, where you can pay to relax after arriving, if you find that you have some extra time before travelling into the city.

Gatwick airport is 28 miles (45 km) from the city centre and passengers can take the Gatwick express that runs to and from Victoria station and take sbaout 30min. Another option is to take the Southern Commuter train which stops at Clapham Junction and takes about 10min longer. The other arrival airport on the flight from Exeter to London is London Heathrow. The airport receives two or three flights daily from Exeter, and offers some excellent family facilities, including baby changing rooms and play areas. The airport also offers the Club Aspire Lounge, and offers special assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Heathrow airport is about 18 miles (28 km) form the city centre, and passengers can take a 15min train to London Paddington station, or a 50min bus journey with national express.

Which airlines travel from Exeter to London?

In total, there are four possible airlines that run the flights from Exeter to London, and as to which one you use, will depend on what airport you fly to. As every flight requires a change, you will initially be flying with either Blue Islands Limited or Logan Air for the first part of the journey. Then, when you arrive at your stop over airport, you will change to fly with either British Airways or easyJet. Blue Islands Limited is an airline that originated in the Channel Islands and so when you stop over in Guernsey or Jersey, you will probably use this company. Logan Air is an airline from Scotland and normally manages the flights where you stop over in Glasgow.

British Airways flights from Exeter to London

British Airways manages the second part of the stop over flight from Exeter to London, with the initial part of the journey being managed by either Blue Islands Limited or Logan Air. There are no direct flights available with British Airways at the moment, and the average flight takes about 4h to complete, with two or three options daily.

easyJet flights from Exeter to London

easyJet manages the second part of the stop over flight from Exeter to London, with the initial part of the journey being managed by either Blue Islands Limited or Logan Air. At the moment there are no direct flights from Exeter to London with easyJet, but the average journey time is 4h, and there are 2 flights per day, giving you a little more flexibility when booking tickets.

Blue Islands flights from Exeter to London

Blue Islands Limited manages the first part of the stop over flight from Exeter to London. Blue Islands Limited is an airline that originated in the Channel Islands and so several of the flights stop over in Jersey or Guernsey.

Logan Air flights form Exeter to London

Logan Air manages the first step of the flight from Exeter to London and it is a scottish company, so any flights from Exeter to London that use Logan Air will stop off in Glasgow.

Exeter Harbour. Source: Shutterstock

To London by plane – travel tips

Across the entire U.K., the London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction and it is no surprise, considering the incredible views of London that it offers. If you would be interested in spending a full day out, then we recommend the Warner Bros Studios, where you can visit Harry Potter World, and get lost in the magic for up to 8h. Finally, a trip to London is not complete without visiting Westminster and hearing Big Ben chime on the hour. You are also perfectly located beside the Thames River, one of the most famous rivers in the world.

Flight Exeter to London

Services on Board

  • Blue Islands limited flights permit passengers to check in hold luggage up to 50 lbs (23 kg), or the option to pay for more luggage. You can bring on a 22 pound (10 kg) cabin bag, and they offer snacks, drinks, and duty free during the flight. Logan air allows you to check in 45 lbs (20 kg) hold luggage, a cabin bag, and a handbag, and offers assigned seats and a complimentary drink and snack.

  • British Airways includes the first 50 lbs (23 kg) hold luggage in the ticket price, but you must pay for any after that, including musical or sports equipment, which as long as they meet the weight restrictions, can travel. British Airways permits pets on board, in the hold and can help with any special assistance you may require. easyJet does not permit pets on the flights, and you are only allowed to bring one cabin bag on board, and only if it fits under the seat in front. You can book luggage of 33 lbs (15 kg), 50 lbs (23 kg), and 70 lbs (32 kg) into the hold.

How to find cheap flight tickets from Exeter to London?

  • Generally, the easiest way to find cheap flight tickets from Exeter to London is to try ad book your tickets in advance. Another way is to try and be as flexible as possible with your travel dates, as there are aa few options each day, and there are flights daily, meaning that you can compare tickets easily on the Omio website. Another option is to consider the flights which are lower, as they often have cheaper tickets, so if you are not in any rush to travel from Exeter to London then this may be a good option.

Travel Tips

Flights from Exeter to London
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FAQs
How many miles is it from Exeter to London by flight?
The distance between Exeter and London by plane is approximately 156 miles (252 km).
What is the departure airport in Exeter and arrival airport in London?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Exeter International Airport   and arriving in London Heathrow Airport.

Where is the airport in Exeter? Where is the airport in London?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Exeter International Airport, which is located approximately 4 miles (7 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Heathrow Airport and need to travel approximately 14 miles (23 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in London. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from London Heathrow Airport to get you to the city centre in London.

Which airlines can take me to London from Exeter?
If you're looking for flights from Exeter to London, you can rely on Flybe to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the Exeter to London route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey