If arriving into Heathrow Airport, getting a coach is the easiest, cheapest and most convenient way to arrive in Torquay. Most of our students use this service. There is a regular direct coach service from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport, or you can connect to/from Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted Airports. To make an online booking yourself, please visit National Express: www.nationalexpress.com
London (Paddington Station) to Torquay. From Heathrow Airport take the “Rail-Air Link” bus to Reading Train Station, then train to Torquay. Journey time is about 3 hours. There are some direct trains, but one change may be necessary.
From Bristol – Torquay (you will need to take an airport bus to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station)
From Dover take the following route:
- M25 (westbound -clockwise)
- M4 (westbound)
- M5 (Southbound)
- A380 follow signs to Torquay
The nearest international airports are Exeter and Bristol. Some airlines travel to these airports from European destinations, including Ryanair and EasyJet. Getting toTorquay shouldn’t be difficult but please ensure your flight arrives at a UK airport by 2pm to allow time to get your coach link to Torquay. This page is here to help you plan your journey.
National Express Coach – £45 – £65 (dependent on date of travel, and date of purchase) + a £5 booking fee. Via Heathrow airport (see route map below)
National Express Coach – change at Heathrow Airport £45 – £55 (dependent on date of travel, and date of purchase) + a £5 booking fee
National Express Coach – easy direct service- £35 – £55 (dependent on date of travel, and date of purchase) + a £5 booking fee
Train – £8 return for connecting bus to Bristol Temple Meads train station, then a £30 return train ticket. Total = £38 return (subject to change depending on travel time and booking date)
Train – connecting bus to Exeter bus station, then a return bus ticket to Torquay. Total = £20 return (subject to change depending on travel time and booking date)
Other possible airports
Other possible airports include Cardiff, Birmingham, Luton, Bournemouth. Please check with the school before you book so we can look at transfer possibilities. Do not use: Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester. These airports are too far from Torquay.