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Exeter-Torquay

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Exeter-Torquay

Is there any public transport to go from Exeter to Torquay? Doest it take to long to get there?

Will stay 4 days in Exeter,in June, and would like to visit this town as well as any other near by, Of course we'd like to visit Penzance too, but it seems to be very far from Exeter to go and get back in the day... Any suggestions? Thank you!!!

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1. Re: Exeter-Torquay

I would use the train to Torquay less than an hours travel

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I would also recommend the train from Exeter to Torquay. .nationalrail.co.uk

I am not a big fan of Penzance, there are much nicer places to visit in Cornwall. Its a 3 hour + train journey from Exeter to Cornwall, which I would say was doable if you set off early in the morning and returned late. We tend to head down to St Ives when we stay in Cornwall.

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There are also numerous bus services in the Exeter and Torbay area, and the local bus company Stagecoach South West has a number of day tickets available. It might be more fun to exp;ore the local area this way rather than rushing off to somewhere that takes longer to get to from Exeter by train than London.

www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx…

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Note that Stagecoach also run an express bus from Exeter to Torquay - see www.stagecoachbus.com/getTimetable.ashx… .

Phil-the-Bus

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5. Re: Exeter-Torquay

The train ride is along a gorgeous part of the coast, it follows the estuary down to the sea and then along the coastline from (the now famous) dawlish (with it's new stretch of railway) to teignmouth before travelling up alongside another estuary, a much more interesting ride than the bus. If you get the slower train you go direct, the faster trains go to Newton Abbot then you need to change for Torquay - and that would normally be catching the slow train that you could have got from Exeter. The faster trains are generally more comfy though.

Bear in mind the train station in Torquay is not in the town centre and it's a bit of a walk into town, but you can walk a lot of it along the promenade at the edge of the beach or harbour.

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Agree, the train journey from a Exeter to Torquay is one of the most enjoyable and picturesk train rides in the country.

Just remember to sit on the left hand side of the train.

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7. Re: Exeter-Torquay

I'll surely follow your suggestions, thank you all!!!!

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Agree the train is best way of getting from Exeter to Torquay , it is very cheap, don't know exact price but wouldn't of thought it be much more then £7 return for an adult and the trains run frequently throughout the day taking around 45 mins. Whilst Penzance is an enjoyable town with good shops and restaurants it is 3 hours away by train from Exeter and there is not enough there to make it worth doing there and back in a day. Paignton which is the next station past Torquay is a traditional English seaside resort and is worth a visit as is Brixham , a traditional fishing town to get there you can take a bus or if the weather is nice a ferry from Torquay.y

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