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There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton

£12 - £110

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Bus  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Paignton National Express

£4 - £6

3 alternative options

Bus, line 12 bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road 2 / ...
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road to Paignton, Dartmouth Road 12

£6 - £9

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road 25.1 miles

£50 - £65

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road 25.1 miles

£3 - £6

Exeter → Paignton, Sands Road
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The cost-effective way to get from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road is to drive, which costs £3 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Paignton. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Paignton. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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The distance between Exeter and Paignton, Sands Road is 20 miles. The road distance is 25.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £12 - £110.

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The train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton takes 1h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £12 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 1h 6m.

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  • Distance: 20.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Paignton, Sands Road, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton hourly. Tickets cost £12 - £15 and the journey takes 1h. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Paignton every 4 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £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 Exeter Sidwell St to Paignton
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road to Paignton, Dartmouth Road
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South West
Other operators
Taxi from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
ZCars
Phone
+44 1392 422 888
White Swan Taxis
Phone
+44 1392 278 784
Website
whiteswantaxis.co.uk
Exe Cars
Phone
+44 1392 555 555
Website
exetercars.com
Apple Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666 666
Website
appletaxisexeter.co.uk

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Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Paignton station.

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Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Paignton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road is 25 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Exeter to Paignton, Sands Road.

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