Exeter is a charming city in the southwest corner of England, at the heart of the county of Devon. The city’s renowned university is a national park within itself, and the pedestrianised city centre is charming and quaint.
Exeter can be easily reached by air thanks to its own international airport, located just east of the city. The airport operates flights across Europe, particularly with local airline Flybe, as well as Thomson Airways. Visitors taking long haul flights to Exeter often change in Amsterdam or Paris. The number 56 bus runs between the city centre and the airport, and takes around half an hour.
Exeter has two major railway stations; Exeter Central and Exeter St. Davids. The latter station forms part of a cross-country line that runs from Scotland right down to Exeter, calling at major cities along the way. There are also direct services to and from London, which run many times per day.
The central bus station in Exeter has many regional services to Cornwall and throughout the southwest, the majority of which are run by Stagecoach and Western Greyhound. From the same station, National Express run long-distance services, several of which go to and from London and its airports.
The city centre of Exeter is very easily crossed on foot, and in fact the iconic high street is now pedestrianised. Local bus services operate throughout the city, reaching the outskirts and the university area. These services are run by Stagecoach, and are relatively expansive. Driving is also an option in Exeter, although it can be a little difficult in the busy hours, and so public transport is preferable.