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There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Torquay by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

$65 - $166

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Exeter National Express

$19 - $28

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

$41 - $100

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Torquay 103.9 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Torquay is to bus which costs £14 - £22 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Torquay is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Torquay. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Torquay, Tesco via Exeter and Newton Abbot, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Torquay. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Torquay via Southampton Central, Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Torquay is 75 miles. The road distance is 103.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Torquay without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs £50 - £130.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Bournemouth to Torquay, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Torquay bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Torquay train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Torquay is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs £50 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £22 and takes 5h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Torquay.
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  • Distance: 74.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Torquay, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Torquay via Southampton Central, Salisbury, and Exeter St Davids in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Torquay once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $25
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express

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Bournemouth to Torquay bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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Bournemouth to Torquay train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Torquay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Torquay is 104 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Bournemouth to Torquay.

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