Practical information

Getting to Exeter

By train
Exeter has two railway stations – Exeter St David’s (main station) and Exeter Central. Exeter St David’s Station is approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk – mostly uphill! – from the Streatham Campus and taxis are available. The average journey time from London Paddington is 2 hours 30 minutes to Exeter. See Streatham Campus map for the walking route. Be aware that the campus is quite hilly, as is Exeter in general!

Use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route. For passenger information phone 08457 484950.

By plane

Direct flights operate into Exeter Airport from airports in the United Kingdom (and Las Palmas). Coming from France, Switzerland or Belgium, you have the Ferry + train option (via Plymouth, Portsmouth, Poole, or Dover), or flights to Bristol Airport, with a shuttle (Airport Flyer) that takes you to Bristol Temple Meads, where you will find trains to Exeter.

Taxis from the airport can be pre-booked from Apple Central Taxis or Exeter Cars (need a cab).

Another option is to fly to London Heathrow Airport.  Use the Heathrow Express to London Paddington and then take a train from there to Exeter St David’s (this will be the Great Western Railway Service to Exeter, Paignton, Plymouth or Penzance).  See the national rail website for details.

Finding the campus

We are located in the Streatham Campus, in Exeter. Please visit the University’s page for finding the campus, their directions are very clear and precise. You may also wish to visit the campus map page or download the campus map to find where the XFI building is.


Hotels and places to stay

We offer catered accommodation at a competitive price on campus, in Holland Hall (which you will be able to select at registration).Alternatively we will soon offer a list of hotels where you can stay – in the meantime please visit a booking website (e.g. should you wish to book a room early in Exeter.