Car-Free Holiday in Torquay | Ideas & Help




Torquay harbour

Do you want a holiday in Devon without a car, then Torquay is one of the best places to base yourself. Situated at the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay ranks high on the list of destinations for UK holidaymakers. Its long-standing popularity means that there is a lot to see and do, with many of these attractions easily accessible without a car. Rail connections to London and nationwide by train are also good, so once you are here, you will have plenty of choices.

Where Can You go in Torquay, Paignton & Brixham Without a Car

To make things super easy I’ve listed some of the main attractions you can go to without a car in Torquay and nearby Paignton without a car. Starting from the north in Babbacome Bay, following the coast south to Brixham.

DestinationBus Number
Babbacombe Model VillageHop 22
BygonesHop 22
Babbacombe Cliff RailwayHop 22
Babbacombe TheatreHop 22
Kents CavernHop 22
Torquay MuseumHop 22
Crime MuseumHop 22
Torquay’s Dinosaur WorldHop 22
Princess TheatreHop 12 & 22
Jungle Journey Adventure GolfHop 12 & 22
Riviera International Centre (Leisure pool, wave machine, soft play)Hop 12 & 22
Torre AbbeyHop 22 & 60
Agatha Christie Mile Start PointHop 12
Cockington Country Park (and craft centre)Hop 62
Occombe FarmHop 60
GeoPlay ParkHop 12 & 22
Pirates Bay Adventure GolfHop 12 & 22
Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company
(see my other post regarding river dart cruises)
Hop 12 & 22
Escape Rooms TorquayHop 12 & 22
Splashdown @QuaywestHop 12
Paignton ZooHop 22
Brixham Heritage MuseumHop 12 & 17
Golden Hind ShipHop 12 & 17
Shoalstone Outdoor Seawater PoolBus 17
Berry Head National ReserveBus 17

This table is meant as a guide – do check with the official bus timetable before travelling in case there are any changes, diversions or delays in place. These buses are very regular and tend to be every 10-15 minutes during peak times.

To check routes and times go to Travel Planner for South West

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Alternatively visit the Tourism Information Office in Torquay Harbour for travel maps and timetable information for train and bus services.

Look out for the open- top bus number 122 that runs along the coast in the summer. If you are likely to use a bus for more than a few days the weekly pass might be a good option for you, ask the driver about the ‘megarider’ for Torquay. It will work out more cost effective for multiple journeys.

Days Out Train & Boat from Torquay | Car Free

If the excellent bus network isn’t enough, or you want to explore further afield the train is an excellent choice from Torquay if you do not have a car. Totnes, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, and Teignmouth are all easily accessible by train from Torquay. Totnes has a completely different atmosphere from Devon and could be an interesting town to visit, particularly if you are interested in markets and independent shops.

Cruises from Torquay harbour are available for trips to Brixham and Dartmouth – some of these cruises combine with the steam train. Visit the tourist information centre in Torquay harbour for a list of the operators.

Map shows Torquay as indicated by the arrow with nearby easily accessible places of interest. You can reach these destinations by bus, rail or indeed a local sea cruise from Torquay harbour.

Want to know more about travelling car-free in Devon go HERE for more help.

Please note I do try to keep this site up to date, but as things change often, it is recommended that before travelling any distance you do your own checks.

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