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. Paignton deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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 January
Estimated hotel price
$55
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paignton in January
Estimated hotel price
$55
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paignton

Plane

Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 67 miles from Paignton. The shortest flight to Paignton from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 13h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 3h 19m and costs around $194 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect to pay about $127 for a 6h 59m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.2 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 167 miles from Paignton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paignton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From London, the bus ride to Paignton takes 260 miles and will cost you around $15. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $42 for a journey of 420 miles.

Plane

Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 67 miles from Paignton. The shortest flight to Paignton from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 13h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 3h 19m and costs around $194 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect to pay about $127 for a 6h 59m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.2 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 167 miles from Paignton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paignton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From London, the bus ride to Paignton takes 260 miles and will cost you around $15. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $42 for a journey of 420 miles.

Airports near Paignton

Airlines serving Paignton

KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (774 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (684 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,401 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,339 reviews)
Vueling
Good (771 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (455 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (510 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (175 reviews)
PLAY
Good (65 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (105 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Good (9 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (110 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Paignton

Most booked hotels in Paignton

The Queens Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 2085 reviews)
$65+
Marine Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1143 reviews)
$59+
Travelodge Torquay
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 18 reviews)
$69+
Travelodge Paignton Seafront
3 stars
Good (7.9, 22 reviews)
$56+
The Grand Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.3, 3823 reviews)
$95+
Trecarn Hotel
3 stars
Good (6.4, 3636 reviews)
$48+

Renting a car in Paignton

Expect to pay $7.00 per gallon in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.04 and $112.05. Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Paignton, while also 81% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $7.00 per gallon in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.04 and $112.05. Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Paignton, while also 81% cheaper than other types, on average.