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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

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.

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.  Please note that you MUST raise a requisition in T1 for any bookings with Enterprise and provide them with a purchase order (PO) number BEFORE travel.

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.

The University of Exeter is also 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.

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