Riviera Line


Paignton is nestled between Torquay and Brixham on the English Riviera, and boasts award-winning sandy beaches, a Victorian pier and a must-visit zoo.

Opposite the railway station you can also take the steam train to Kingswear.

  • Great beaches
  • Coastal walks
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Summer festivals


There’s lots to do in Paignton for all the family:

Splashdown Waterpark
Take on some of the UK’s most exciting flume rides. While you’re at it, enjoy some of the English Riviera’s best views, with the waterpark next to Goodrington Beach.
Website | Goodrington Sands, Tanners Road, TQ4 6LN

Steam train rides
With the Round Robin ticket, from Paignton you can visit Dartmouth and Totnes travelling on a steam train, a river boat and a bus.
Website | Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF (opposite station)

Geoplay Park
Excellent free-to-enter attraction on the seafront. The playpark is based on the English Riviera’s geological history.
Website | Paignton Seafront, TQ4 6AG

For the quieter charms of Brixham, from Paignton station cross the road to the bus station and take a Hop12 bus (every 10 minutes).

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Photos courtesy of the English Riviera Tourism Company.

Paignton Station Information

Paignton station is in the heart of the town centre, within just a few minutes’ walk of the beach. The station has a ticket office and a ticket machine for buying tickets and collecting pre-booked tickets. Step free access is only available at this station when the station is staffed.
Station Square, Paignton, Torbay, TQ4 5EF


Buying Tickets to Paignton




Off-peak day return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 10min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 35min

Approximate journey time


Riviera Line

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