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r3 - 28 Apr 2008 - 16:19:32 - TraceyHillYou are here: Astrophysics Wiki >  WelcomeToExeter Web  > TravelAirports

Getting to and from UK airports

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From Exeter train/airport to University St.Davids station is the main train station, down the hill from Univ. Take a taxi on first arrival. Difficult with luggage (as I foolishly tried).

From Exeter airport, can take bus 56, ~ hourly to city center, then bus D or taxi. Airport is several miles directly east of town. FlyBE? service to many cities from Exeter to UK, France, south Spain, Ams, Ireland http://flybe.com

From Bristol airport to University Bristol airport is much closer than Heathrow, and now there is daily nonstop service with Continental airlines through Newark. Airport bus to Bristol Temple Meads station, few GBP, every 15-20 mins Then, 1hr train to Exeter St. Davids

From Heathrow to Exeter Heathrow express train, every 15 minutes to Paddington, 15 min journey GBP14 one way Also a cheaper option: Heathrow Connect to Paddington (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathrow_Connect ) doesn't run as frequently (every 30 min instead of 15), takes 10 min longer (25 min instead of 15), but costs 1/2 as much (7 gbp instead of 14 gbp) if you have time. (tried firsthand in Jan 2007, worked well)

Or, absolute cheapest option: underground (tube), into city, slower, have to change lines, to Paddington, GBP4

but remember, all London trains/tube stop around midnight!! don't get flights that may cut it close! Could become costly disaster if arrive late, and customs/immigration delays.

then, Paddington to Exeter, see above train costs and schedule.

Also, National Express bus Heathrow to Exeter, takes 4 hours, GBP21 one way, leaves from central LHR bus station. Slower, and very cramped, but departures available at all hours of day, if you arrive late. Sometimes must take bus from Exeter to LHR if you have early departure, and earliest train is not early enough.

A tip: the express bus from Exeter to LHR continues to London, and oddly if you buy the London ticket, it can cost as little as GBP6 instead of GBP21. Just buy the London ticket and get off at Heathrow (but be sure it is the same bus by checking both departure times, bus #501 usually). http://www.nationalexpress.com

EXETER:

You can take a bus from High street to the airport. Bus Number ?

HEATHROW:

You can take a bus or a train to Heathrow.

BUS: Take the national express from Exeter central bus station on Paris Street. Takes about 3.5 -4 hours, and costs 22.50.

TRAIN: From Exeter St Davids. Train tickets skyrocket closer to the time of travel so be sure to book in advance or expect to pay a lot on the day.

CHEAP TRAVEL:

GATWICK

Through london Victoria

LUTON

STANSTED

BRISTOL

CARDIFF??

-- TraceyHill - 10 Apr 2008

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