Helpful Information Travel to Torquay

Travel to Torquay

If you are staying in a homestay, IH Torquay Partner Hotel or one of our apartments, then you will be met at the Torquay bus or train station on arrival.

To ensure that someone is available to meet you, it is very important that we receive arrival times well in advance.

If you come by taxi transfer, you will be taken directly to your accommodation.

We strongly recommend that tickets and seat reservations are booked well in advance, especially for travel between May and September.

Ask us

Our team will be more than happy to help and advise you.

We can also book tickets for you. Just email us with your full flight details – prices of our airport transfers are below.

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Torquay International School

Exeter Airport

Bristol Airport

London Luton Airport

London Heathrow Airport

London Stansted Airport

London Gatwick Airport

Plymouth Ferry

Portsmouth Ferry

By air

You can fly with a large number of airlines to nearby Exeter and Bristol airports. If flying to London, we recommend you travel to Heathrow – international flights to hundreds of worldwide destinations. Other London airports are not so convenient as coach journeys to Torquay take more than 6 hours.

Exeter Airport

40 km from Torquay
Flights to over 10 European destinations with airline Flybe.
Onward travel to Torquay:
Train: 1 hour
Taxi Transfer: 40 minutes
(see below for prices)

Bristol Airport

140 km from Torquay
Flights to over 80 European destinations with airlines including Easyjet, Flybe, Ryanair and BMI.
Onward travel to Torquay:
Train: 2 hours with a change in central Bristol
Taxi Transfer: 2 hours
(see below for prices)

Heathrow Airport

285 km from Torquay
Onward travel Heathrow-Torquay:
Coach: 4.5 hours direct with coaches departing every 2 hours
Train: 3.5 hours with one change at Paddington Station in central London
Taxi Transfer: 3.5 hours
(see below for prices)

By coach

Coaches from London Victoria, London Gatwick and London Heathrow leave several times daily for Torquay and are reasonably priced (see below).

We can book seats in advance, if you wish, which is advisable in the summer. Please click the link to for more information.

By train

You can take the Heathrow Express from Heathrow airport to London Paddington. It departs every 15 minutes and takes only 15 minutes. This is the fastest way to travel between Heathrow and central London:

A frequent train service operates from London Paddington to Torquay and full details can be found on

Book in advance for cheaper tickets.

Useful links

Exeter airport Bristol airport Heathrow airport Luton airport Stansted airport Gatwick airport National Express First Great Western National Rail Flights From

Airport Transfers - 2024 Fees

Our transfer service includes:

Booking and administration fee
Travel advice and support

*please note that private car prices are for maximum 3 people; supplement applies for additional passengers

Private Car£340£210£120