Car hire at Exeter Airport is a great choice. It’s a small but busy airport in east Devon. You’ll find that it’s around 4 miles from the city of Exeter itself and connected to the A30 dual carriageway to the south and the M5 in the west. It’s a popular starting point for a touring holiday and travelling by hire car will make this very comfortable and easy. The landscape is full of small villages and quaint towns that are hard to reach quickly by public transport so a hire car will make the best use of your time.
The roads from the airport into Exeter tend to get very congested on weekends and summer evenings so if you plan to visit the city it might be best to wait for a weekday.
Returning your car to Exeter Airport is a straightforward process. As you approach the airport you will see the signs for the car hire facility. You simply park in a free bay, remove your personal belongings and take your keys and documents to the car hire desk. The car will be checked and you will be free to go. If you arrive out-of-hours you can use a drop-box for your keys and the car will be checked the next day.
The majority of firms operating car hires at Exeter Airport are open from 08:00 to 20:00, depending on the day of the week. On weekends there are reduced hours, usually from 10:00 until 16:00. If you prefer to deal with staff face-to-face then arrange to collect and return your car during these hours.
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FAQs about renting a car at Exeter Airport
Facilities for car hire at Exeter Airport are immediately outside the Arrivals terminal. It’s a very short walk and when you arrive you will find the desks for the car hire firms that operate there. The car park to collect your car is adjacent to this area. The staff on duty will be able to help you with any queries you have around renting a car or connecting with other destinations by road.
Exeter airport car hire is fast and efficient given its small size. If time is important, the smaller size of the airport and the dedicated desks on the airport campus make hiring a car and departing in it very efficient. Returning your car is also easier for the same reason and you won’t need to add considerable time onto your journey. Adding 20 extra minutes to your pre-departure time should be more than enough to return your car and walk to the terminal for your flight.
There are standard amenities in the car hire facility such as waiting areas, hire firm desks, toilets and information points. As it is so close to the terminal building you will be able to avail of additional amenities in the airport itself such as shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as tourist information.
To secure a car rental at Exeter Airport you will need a valid driving licence as well as a credit card. You may be asked to produce your passport and return travel details as secondary identification. The minimum age to rent a car in the UK is 23 and anyone under 25 (and under 30 for some companies) will pay a daily surcharge as well. There is no official maximum age limit to hire a car in the UK but many companies may ask you to pay a surcharge if you fall into this age category.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Exeter Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Easirent, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, and National.