Torbay is such an accessible place to get to whether its from overseas or within the UK.
Most of the Torquay and Torbay’s visitors are still from the British Isles and arrive through a combination of road, rail, sea and air.
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.
Drive to Torquay
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. M&S and Sainsbury superstores are on this entry road to Torquay if you wish to do some shopping prior to arrival.
Trains to Torquay
First Great Western and Virgin trains operate trains to Torquay 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 Train Station, or a change of train at Newton Abbot. Torquay Train Station has a taxi rank and is about 1/2 mile from the Torquay town centre.
Coaches to Torquay
National Coach Express travels to Torquay and Paignton from many areas of the UK 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.
Flights to Exeter
Some UK cities have flights to Exeter Airport and flights to Plymouth Airport , such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Exeter Airport is closest, approximately 22 miles away and Plymouth Airport about 30 miles away. Taxis and trains can both be caught for connections from the airports as can buses and coaches.
Ferry to Plymouth
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. To see more information on ports refer to these sites:
Sailors arriving in their own craft may berth at Torquay marina, which is central to Torbay. For more information on the marina facilities refer to this site.