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There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay by train, bus or car

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Train via Newton Abbot  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot

£73 - £168

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Paignton National Express

£12 - £43

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Torquay

£70 - £90

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Torbay 194.4 miles

£29 - £45

London Paddington Station to Torbay by train

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and Torbay is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 200 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by First Great Western Service and CrossCountry, the London Paddington Station to Torbay train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Torquay. Typically 108 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 19m
Fastest train time:
2h 45m
Trains per week:
108
Cheapest price:
£73
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
23:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Torbay train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021

London Paddington Station → Torbay
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay is to bus which costs £12 - £45 and takes 5h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay is to train via Newton Abbot. Taking this option will cost £70 - £170 and takes 2h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Torquay. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 4m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Torbay is 165 miles. The road distance is 194.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay without a car is to train via Newton Abbot which takes 2h 59m and costs £70 - £170.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Torbay train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Torbay is to train via Newton Abbot which takes 2h 59m and costs £70 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £45 and takes 5h 50m.

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London Paddington Station to Torbay train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Newton Abbot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Torbay is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from London Paddington Station to Torbay.

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  • Distance: 165.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Torbay, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Paignton 5 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from London Paddington to Torquay
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£70 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £160
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Paignton
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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