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There are 6 ways to get from London to Torbay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paignton

Train via Exeter

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Torbay

Train to London Gatwick, fly, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Exeter (EXT)
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

Fly from London Heathrow, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Exeter (EXT)
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay

London to Torbay by train

133 Weekly Trains
2h 59m Average Duration
£73 Cheapest Price
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London → Torbay
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Torbay is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Torbay is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Torbay is to train which costs £70 - £170 and takes 2h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Paignton. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Torbay. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Torquay via Newton Abbot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between London and Torbay is 167 miles. The road distance is 194.3 miles.

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

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

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London to Torbay bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London 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 to Torbay is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £70 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from London to Torbay.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between London, 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Paignton 4 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £1,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £390
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £1,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £390
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £1,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £390
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£410 - £750
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£410 - £750
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£190 - £700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£190 - £700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £290
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey, Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£240 - £550
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 Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Paignton
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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London to Torbay bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Paignton station.

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London 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 to Torbay is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from London to Torbay.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Blue Islands Limited and three other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Torbay. Prices start at £87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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