English Riviera Travel

English Riviera Travel

English Riviera Travel

Well served by road, rail, sea and air

Torbay is served by a main railway line, the M5 motorway to Exeter , airports in both Exeter and Plymouth , a main sea port in Plymouth together with an international marina in Torquay and three harbours at Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.

By Road

Take the M4 from West or East of the country to the M5 going south from Bristol . Follow the M5 south, then at Exeter (90 miles from Bristol ) take the A380 dual carriageway to Newton Abbot and Torquay. At the end of this dual carriageway is the Penn Inn roundabout. Take the second exit toward Torquay and follow the signs.

After approximately 6 miles you will come to a large roundabout - turn right to Paignton and Brixham, this takes you along the Dual Carriage way which, is the ring road. You will find Paignton signposted to the left off this road or alternatively carry on to the second set of traffic lights and turn left to Paignton.

By Train

First Great Western and Virgin trains operate to Paignton on a regular basis from across the country. The main line goes through Newton Abbot with either a direct connection to Paignton, stopping at Torre and Torquay (main station), or a change of train at Newton Abbot. Paignton railway station has a taxi rank and is about 1/2 mile from the town centre. As the line ends at Paignton, Taxi, or Bus services both operate from right by the Railway Station.

By Coach

National Express Coaches travel to Torquay and Paignton from many areas of the United Kingdom and is one of the most cost effective means of traveling to Torquay. They can be contacted on 08705 808080. A Disabled Persons Travel Helpline can be contacted on 0121 423 8479 . A text phone is provided for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please call 0121 455 0086 . The coach station is at Lymington Road in Torquay approximately ½ mile from the top end of Torquay town.

By Air

Some United Kingdom cities fly to both Exeter Airport and Plymouth Airport, such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Exeter is closest, approximately 22 miles away and Plymouth about 30 miles away. Taxis and trains can both be caught for connections from the airports as can buses and coaches.

By Sea

Cherbourg , Santander , St. Malo and more places see ferry crossings from and to Plymouth . Again a transfer by coach, bus, train or taxi will be necessary.

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