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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in line with UK government guidelines, travel is currently only permitted by the University of Exeter in exceptional circumstances. A list of reasons for essential travel can be found in the University of Exeter Principles for Essential Travel, and all travel must align with these principles and the approvals process detailed therein.

For queries regarding authority to travel or compliance with the above guidelines, please contact

At present, any authorised travel must be booked through Click Travel or Key Travel via the Procurement Operations Team

For guidance and information on the current approval routes, please visit the University's Coronavirus page.

Vehicle Hire

For travel authorised as above, vehicle hire can be booked through Co-Cars and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

The University of Exeter is proud to share that we have partnered with Co-Cars to offer low emission hybrid vehicle hire to university staff for both business and personal use with 24/7 bookings available. Visit our sustainable travel page for further details.

For Enterprise Rent-a-Car you will need to be registered on Enterprise’s online booking tool, B2B, for all national and international bookings. Contact to allow access and for any booking queries.

A staff discount is available through Enterprise.  You will need to register with the Emerald Car Club in order to receive the discount, but this is free to do.

Sustainable travel

The business travel decission tree is an illustration detailing various carbon footprint implications of identified methods of transport.  This should be used when deciding the most sustainble business travel option. You may also use the footprint calculator below to understand your impact for more specific trips. 

Travel checklist