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Duration 5h 40m
Distance 100.3 miles
Average price £87
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Poole and Paignton takes 5h 40m and the fastest train takes 3h 24m. The train service runs several times per day from Poole to Paignton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Dorchester West
  2. Castle Cary
  3. Paignton
5h 19m
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£57 - £167

Poole to Paignton train times

Trains run five times a day between Poole and Paignton. The service departs Poole at 22:37 at night, which arrives into Paignton at 10:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Poole to Paignton. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Paignton via Dorchester West, Castle Cary and Newton Abbot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Poole and Paignton is 73 miles. The road distance is 100.3 miles.

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Poole to Paignton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Dorchester West station.

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Poole to Paignton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Newton Abbot station.

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There are 932+ hotels available in Paignton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Poole and Paignton?

You can take a train from Poole to Paignton via Dorchester South, Dorchester West, Castle Cary, and Newton Abbot in around 5h 19m.
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