This pocket-sized city is easily explored on foot. Walking the Exeter Green Circle is a good way to get familiar with the area, but if you’re after a dash of local insight then guided walking tours operate around the centre and Quay regions throughout the year.
Stagecoach runs the local bus network and a 24-hour Dayrider pass gives unlimited transport within the city. Service 56 links the airport with the bus and train stations in one direction and Exmouth in the other. Traffic congestion and parking are both an issue in the city centre, so if you fancy driving in then it’s worth taking advantage of the park and ride schemes that operate from Sowton, Matford, Digby Road and Honiton Road.
Exeter is bike-friendly, with cycle paths – including a famously scenic route along the canal - criss-crossing the city. The new Brompton Dock cycle scheme offers registered members 24/7 access to folding bikes and integrates well with the existing public transport system.