There are 5 ways to get from Poole to Torquay by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Newton Abbot  •  5 h 20 min

  1. National Express

$21 - $29

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 31 min

$71 - $160

Bus, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. X51

$39 - $89

Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. National Express
  2. 2 / ...

$26 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. 99.3 miles

$21 - $35

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

National Express operates a bus from Poole to Torquay once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Poole to Torquay via Dorchester South, Dorchester West, Castle Cary, and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 31 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Dorchester West to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Train from Castle Cary to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Exeter St Davids to Torquay
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Poole and Torquay is 112 km. The road distance is 159 km.

The cheapest way to get from Poole to Torquay is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Poole to Torquay is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £16 - £24.

No, there is no direct train from Poole to Torquay. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Torquay via Dorchester West, Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Poole to Torquay. However, there are services departing from POOLE, Dorset and arriving at Torquay, Tesco via Exeter and Newton Abbot, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Poole to Torquay, including transfers.