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If you are staying in a homestay, Club TIS Hotel or one of our apartments, then you will be met at the Torquay bus or train station on arrival
 
To ensure that someone is available to meet you, it's very important that we receive arrival times well in advance. 
 
If you come by taxi transfer, you will be taken directly to your accommodation. 
 
We strongly recommend that tickets and seat reservations are booked well in advance, especially for travel between May and September. 

Ask us 

Lynne, Client Services Manager 
Lynne knows all about travel to Torquay. She can advise you and book tickets for you, just email her with your full flight details (subject to £12 booking fee). 

Useful links 

Airports: 
 
Coach: 
National Express www.nationalexpress.com 
 
Train: 
National Rail www.nationalrail.co.uk 
First Great Western firstgreatwestern.co.uk 
 
Private TAXI Transfers: 
E-mail Lynne (left) with your flight details 

By Air 

Exeter Airport - 40 km from Torquay 
Flights to over 10 European destinations with airline Flybe. Onward travel to Torquay: 
Train: 1 hour (return journey approximately £15) 
Taxi Transfer: 40 minutes (single journey approximately £40) 
Bristol Airport - 140 km from Torquay 
Flights to over 80 European destinations with airlines including Easyjet, Flybe, Ryanair and BMI. Onward travel to Torquay: 
Train: 2 hours with a change in central Bristol (return journey approximately £40) 
Taxi Transfer: 2 hours (single journey approximately £100) 
London Airports - 285 km from Torquay 
We strongly recommend to travel to Heathrow - international flights to hundreds of worldwide destination. Other London airports are not so convenient as it takes more than 6 hours by coach. 
 
Onward travel Heathrow-Torquay: 
Coach: 4.5 hours direct with coaches departing every 2 hours (return journey approximately £60) 
Train: 3.5 hours with one change in Paddington Station in central London (return journey approx £90) 
Taxi Transfer: 3.5 hours (single journey approximately £210) 

By Coach 

Coaches from London Victoria, London Gatwick and London Heathrow leave several times daily for Torquay and are reasonably priced. 
 
We can book seats in advance, if you wish, which is advisable in the summer. Please click the link to www.nationalexpress.com for more information. 

By Train 

You can take the Heathrow Express from Heathrow Airport to London Paddington. It departs every 15 minutes and takes only 15 minutes. This is the fastest way to travel between Heathrow and central London: www.heathrowexpress.com 
 
A frequent train service operates from London Paddington to Torquay and full details can be found on www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk 
 
Book in advance for cheaper tickets. 
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