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

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  3. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Torquay

$95 - $180

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from POOLE, Dorset to Exeter National Express

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  2. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter Central
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Torquay

$39 - $65

Bus via Axminster, Rail Station  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 4 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road 2 / ...

$39 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Poole to Torquay 99.3 miles

$21 - $35

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

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

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Poole to Torquay. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Torquay via Southampton Central and Westbury (Wilts). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Poole and Torquay is 70 miles. The road distance is 99.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Poole to Torquay without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs £70 - £140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Poole to Torquay, including transfers.

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Poole to Torquay bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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Poole to Torquay train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Poole station.

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The best way to get from Poole to Torquay is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs £70 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £21 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Poole to Torquay.
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  • Distance: 70.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Poole to Torquay via Southampton Central and Westbury (Wilts) in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Poole to Torquay once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Poole to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Torquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Exeter Central to Torquay
Ave. Duration
49 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
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 POOLE, Dorset to Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
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
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Poole to Torquay bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Exeter station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poole to Torquay is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Poole to Torquay.

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