Getting about in South Devon


M4/M5 or M25/M3/A303/A30 to Exeter, then the A380 direct into Torbay. For Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish follow the B3192 and for Dartmouth take the car ferry from Kingswear (off the Paignton–Brixham road).


There are many taxi companies around Torbay but our favourites are Torbay Taxis who have the largest private hire fleet in Torquay and are exceptionally reliable. You can contact them on 01803 211 611.


Regular local bus services operate throughout the area with daily routes from Torbay to Teignmouth, Dartmouth, Plymouth and Exeter. One great way to travel around South Devon is with the Torbay Day Rider which is only £4.90 and gives you pretty much unlimited travel around Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Totnes, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot.

If you need to find out bus times please visit Stage Coach or First Group.


Excellent direct rail connections to all local stations from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Scotland and the North East. The Dartmouth Steam Railway travels from Paignton to Dartmouth regularly.

Feel free to use National Rail Enquiries or Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.


National Express operate a frequent daily service from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, particularly servicing Plymouth and Exeter through to all parts of England.

Check out National Express for all coach queries

Car Hire

If you need to hire a vehicle for your stay in South Devon, we'd thoroughly recommend Budget Car rentals in Torquay.


Flybe now operate three times a day from London City Airport to Exeter. With a flight time of just one hour you can leave London late afternoon and be sitting watching the sun go down across our lovely bay by early evening. Exeter Airport is just a 45 minute drive to Torbay and offers daily link flights into London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham as well as parts of Europe. A bus service is available from the Exeter airport to the city centre.


Passenger and car ferries from Plymouth to Europe. Local ferries operate daily services across Tor Bay and to Dartmouth and Teignmouth.