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One of the great things about taking a holiday at home in the UK is the time (and money) you can save on travelling. The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has been a popular seaside tourist destination for well over a century, so it has well-established travel links with the rest of the country.
Getting there by car
You’ll find us on the south coast of Devon, just south of Exeter and east of Plymouth. If you’re coming down from the north, head for the M6 or M1 towards Birmingham and then take the M5 southbound. If you’re coming from the Midlands, take the M5 down to Exeter, and then join the A380. From London, take the M4 from Bristol and then join the M5 southbound. From Newton Abbot, follow signs for Torquay.
Getting around by bus
Once you've arrived in the English Riviera it's so easy to get where you need to go by bus you'll never need to use your car! Brixham, Paignton and Torquay all benefit from a comprehensive bus network which will take you to many of the destinations and attractions in the area. Stagecoach SW and Local Link offer great services covering the English Riviera.
Convenient coach travel
Because the English Riviera is such a popular UK holiday destination, many national and regional coach providers offer good value tickets. For timetables and fares contact National Express or your local coach travel company.
Taking the train
Visit www.NationalRail.co.uk for details on train journeys to Torquay and Paignton.
Arriving by Air
If you live near a major airport, travelling by air can be fast and convenient. Check online for flights to Exeter International Airport. Shuttle buses run regularly from the airport to Exeter city centre, from where you can take a train, bus or taxi to Paignton or Torquay.