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Airport Exeter 35 km
Ferry Plymouth 61 km
Train station Torquay 2 km
Car Car not necessary

Activities near Torquay

Sports Water sports, Waterpark, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Nightlife, Beach or lakeside relaxation

How to get there

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. M&S and Sainsbury superstores are on this entry road to Torquay if you wish to do some shopping prior to arrival. On the A380 following the signs into Torquay and Seafront.

At the seafront, turn left onto A379, following signs for Babbacombe and Harbour, with the sea on your right hand side, drive under the foot bridge at Abbey Sands, past The Princess Theatre on your right & when you reach the inner harbour, turn left at the Clock Tower roundabout (sign-posted Babbacombe). Carry on up the hill and turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Parkhill Road, this leads almost immediately into Meadfoot Road and then Meadfoot Sea Road leading to Meadfoot Beach. After driving to the top of the hill and down again - about 1/2 a mile or so, the road widens and you will see the large, black gates to Hesketh Crescent & The Osborne Hotel in front of you.

When travelling in and around Torquay and South Devon, why not leave the car behind and contact GoCabs on 01803 606060.

By Train - First Great Western and Virgin trains operate 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 (main station), or a change of train at Newton Abbot. Torquay railway station has a taxi rank and is about 1/2 mile from the town centre.

By Coach - National Coach Express travels to Torquay and Paignton from many areas of the UK and is one of the most cost effective means of travelling 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 UK cities fly to both Exeter and Plymouth , 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.