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Travel Guide

 

The conference is to be held in Mercure Exter Rougemont Hotel. It is easily accessible from public transport points in the city. This travel guide is prepared to help you find the venue.

1. How to get to the conference venue:

-       Mercure Exter Rougemont Hotel Address

·        Queen Street, EX4 3SP

 

-       By Car:

From the M5 junction 30 follow signs to Services at the first roundabout, then take the first left towards the city centre. Once in the city centre, follow directions to the Museum and Central Station: Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is directly opposite to the Station.

-       By Coach:

The nearest bus stops to the Mercure Exter Rougemont Hotel are:

·        Central Station (< 1 minutes’ walk)

       Buses: 6; 123; 173; 359; 360; 366; D; H; M.

·        Clock Tower (2 minutes’ walk)

       Buses: 6; 123; 173; 359; 360; 366; D; H; M.

·        Marks & Spencer (4 minutes’ walk)

       Buses: 173; 359; 360; 366; D; H.

·        High Street (6 minutes’ walk)

       Buses: G; J; K; R; T.

-       By Train:

The nearest train station is:

·        Exeter Central (0.16 km / 0.10 mi, 1 minute walk)

·        Exeter St. Davids (0.80 km /0.50 mi, 11 minutes walk)

 

-       By National Express:

The Exeter Bus and Coach station is 0.6 miles from the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel.

-       Walking from Exeter City Centre:

Follow signs to High Street. Walk north-west towards Little Queen Street, continue onto Queen Street and follow signs to the Museum and Exeter Central Station, on approaching to the train station take the first left turn and then turn right, the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is easily spotted on.

2. How to get to Exeter:

The following information will guide you on how to get to Exeter from the three main airports destined for this city.

 

o   Exeter Airport (EXT)

-       By Bus (roughly 35 min):

Bus 56 (56A)

Walk to Exeter Airport Terminal, take Stagecoach 56 (56A) to Exeter, get off at Exeter City Centre, Prison, walk west on New N Road/B3183, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Queen Street, the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel will be on the right and opposite to the Exeter Central Station.

You may find out more about Route & Time Schedule of Bus 56 via link1 and link2.

-       By Taxi (roughly 20 min):

Taxis to the city centre cost around 20 (Approx. €20$30) for the 20-minute journey.

You may book Appletaxi via this link or call [01392 433 433]

-       By Car (roughly 20 min):

Follow signs to B3184 forward to Exeter. After approximately 0.75 miles, take the second exit at the roundabout onto Honiton Road towards Exeter and continue to follow it for approximately 2.7 miles. Turn right onto B3183 and continue to follow it for approximately 2.3 miles. Take the first exit onto Queen Street and the destination is approximately 200 ft on the right.

 

o   London Airports

There’s a train departing from Paddington Station to Exeter every half an hour. London is 4 to 5 hours away by coach. Tickets are cost effective if you book a couple of weeks in advance.

 

o   Heathrow Airport (LHR)

-       By Train (3h ~ 4h):

There are no direct train services running between Heathrow Airport and Exeter. However, it is possible to reach Exeter Central Station by changing at London Paddington Station or Reading Station.

The suggested routs are:

 

1)     Heathrow Terminals 2-3 -> Heathrow Express (or London Underground Piccadilly) -> Paddington Station -> GWR

2)     Heathrow Terminal 4-5 -> X25 -> Reading Station -> GWR

 

-       By Coach (Fastest 3h 15m):

Coach services run between Heathrow Airport London and Exeter Bus & Coach Station can be found through this link.

 

o   Gatwick Airport (LGW)

-       By Train (3h ~ 4h):

There are no direct train services running between Gatwick Airport and Exeter. However, it is possible to reach Exeter Central Station by changing at Clapham Junction or Reading Station.

The suggested routs are:

 

1)     Gatwick Airport Station -> Southern -> Clapham Junction -> South West Trains

2)     Gatwick Airport Station -> GWR -> Reading Station -> GWR

 

-       By Coach (Fastest 4h 55m):

Coach services run between Gatwick Airport London and Exeter Bus & Coach Station can be found through this link.

 

o   Stansted Airport (STN)

-       By Train (3h ~ 4h):

There are no direct train services running between Luton Airport and Exeter. However, it is possible to reach Exeter Central Station by changing at Paddington Station.

The suggested rout is:

 

London Stansted Airport -> stanstedexpress -> Liverpool Street -> London Underground Circle (or Hammersmith & City, or Central) -> Paddington Station -> GWR

 

-       By Coach (Fastest 5h 10m)

Coach services run between Stansted Airport (London) and Exeter Bus & Coach Station can be found through this link.

 

o   Luton Airport (LTN)

-       By Train (4h):

There are no direct train services running between Luton Airport and Exeter. However, it is possible to reach Exeter Central Station by changing at Paddington Station.

The suggested rout is:

 

London Luton Airport -> National Express -> Bakerloo -> Walk 1 min -> Paddington Station -> GWR

 

-       By Coach (Fastest 4h 55m)

Coach services run between Luton Airport (London) and Exeter Bus & Coach Station can be found through this link.

 

o   London City Airport (LCY)

-       By Train (3h):

There are no direct train services running between London City Airport and Exeter. However, it is possible to reach Exeter Central Station by changing at Paddington Station.

The suggested rout is:

 

London City Airport -> DLR -> Canning Town -> London Underground Jubilee -> Paddington Station -> GWR

 

-       By Flight (1h 10m):

There are direct flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport, for more information please check here.

 

o   Bristol Airport (BRS)

Bristol airport can also be an option for your journey.

-       By Train:

Train services run between Exeter Bus and Coach Station and Bristol Airport currently are not available (but can consider bus services as an alternative).

-       By Coach (Fastest 1h50m):

Coach services run between Bristol Airport and Exeter Bus & Coach Station can be found through this link.

 

3. Hotels nearby:

Please find through this link.

(Some of them are listed below)

·       The Raffles Hotel

·       Premier Inn Exeter Central St. Davids

·       Braeside

·       Clock Tower

·       Woodbine Guest Accommodation

·       Queens Court Hotel

·       The Bendene

·       Town House

·       The Telstar Exeter B&B

·       Oakcliffe Hotel

·       Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

·       Premier Inn Exeter City Centre

4. Useful links:

http://www.northernrail.org/journey/planner

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search

http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/

http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

https://uk.megabus.com/default.aspx

https://www.booking.com/

Heathrow Express Heathrow Express

GWR Great Western Railway

Southern Southern Railway

South West Trains Southwest Trains

X25 railair

stanstedexpress Stansted Express

DLR Docklands Light Railway

 

 

 




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