Paignton travel guide

Paignton Tourism | Paignton Guide

You're Going to Love Paignton

With a population of 49.886, Paignton is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Paignton

If you’re looking for affordable options, Beverley Holidays - The Jetty (Goodrington Road) and Gurkhas Diner (4a Parkside Road) are great picks.

When to visit Paignton

Paignton in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paignton in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paignton


Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 35 km from Paignton.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 2h 17m and costs around $69 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $91 for a 6h 01m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 268 km from Paignton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paignton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Paignton takes 169 km and will cost you around $27. From Newquay, the ticket costs about $52 for a journey of 201 km.

Airports near Paignton

Airlines serving Paignton

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British Airways
Good (3,456 reviews)
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Air France
Good (838 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (602 reviews)
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Ethiopian Air
Good (285 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (610 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (717 reviews)
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (398 reviews)
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (512 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (105 reviews)
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Where to stay in Paignton

Average rates range from around $110 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $103 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Paignton

Most booked hotels in Paignton

Travelodge Torquay
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Travelodge Paignton Seafront
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
The Grand Hotel
Good (7, Good reviews)
Trecarn Hotel
Good (6.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Paignton

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.66 and $51.54. The most frequently booked car type in Paignton is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Class Mini Car or similar) is, on average, 23% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.