Riviera Line

Torquay’s iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina make it a firm favourite for all the family.

How to visit by train

Enjoy long relaxing walks along the promenade and pier, or explore the South West Coastal Path for majestic views. Take a sightseeing boat trip around the bay or discover 800-year-old Torre Abbey.

All year round, there’s a wide range of things to do:

Living Coasts
This award-winning coastal zoo boasts marine life from across the globe. Journey from the South African coast to a mangrove forest and then on to a sunken wreck.
Website | Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG

South West Coast Path
Torquay is a great setting-off point for walks on the glorious South West Coast Path. Explore Anstey’s Cove or walk to Paignton (and get the train back) or on as far as Brixham.

Torre Abbey
Close to Torquay station, visit Torre Abbey and discover the lives of medieval monks, explore the art collection or relax in the tranquil gardens.
Website | The King’s Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE

Kents Cavern
Take a guided tour of prehistoric Stone Age caves, open daily. An award-winning attraction that has been a favourite for generations.
Website | 91 Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JF

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Photos courtesy of the English Riviera Tourism Company.

Coming by train

Torquay station is on the Riviera Line between Exeter and Paignton. The northern part of Torquay is served by Torre station.

45 minutes from Exeter
1 hour from Plymouth

Torquay station is a short walk along the seafront from the town centre.

Buying Tickets to Torquay




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

1 hour

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 20

Approximate journey time


Riviera Line

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