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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Torquay by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

$14 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Exeter to Torquay 24.1 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Line 46 bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the line 46 bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Torquay, Library 46

Bus, line 12 bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Newton Abbot National Express
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Newton Abbot, Rail Station to Torquay, Tesco 12

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Torquay 23.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Torquay 23.6 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Torquay is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Torquay is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter, Waitrose and arriving at Torquay, Library. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Torquay. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Torquay is 18 miles. The road distance is 23.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Torquay without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £10 - £40.

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The train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay takes 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Exeter to Torquay bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Exeter, Waitrose station.

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Exeter to Torquay 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 Torquay is to train which takes 43 min and costs £10 - £40. Alternatively, you can line 46 bus, which costs and takes 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Torquay.
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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter to Torquay hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 43 min. CrossCountry also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Stagecoach South West operates a bus from Exeter to Torquay 3 times a day, and the journey takes 57 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $25
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
34 min
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter, Waitrose to Torquay, Library
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newton Abbot, Rail Station to Torquay, Tesco
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Exeter to Torquay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Exeter to Torquay
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Gemini Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666666
Website
geminitaxis.com
Z Cars Taxi Office
Phone
+44 1392 422888

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Exeter to Torquay bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Torquay, Library station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Torquay is 24 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Exeter to Torquay.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Exeter and Torquay. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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