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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Paignton has to offer.

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
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paignton in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paignton

Plane

Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 35 km from Paignton. The shortest flight to Paignton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 3h 25m and costs around C$ 110 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 281 for a 4h 35m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.3 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 268 km 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 Birmingham, the bus ride to Paignton takes 386 km and will cost you around C$ 48. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 435 km.

Plane

Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 35 km from Paignton. The shortest flight to Paignton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 3h 25m and costs around C$ 110 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 281 for a 4h 35m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.3 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 268 km 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 Birmingham, the bus ride to Paignton takes 386 km and will cost you around C$ 48. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 435 km.

Airports near Paignton

Airlines serving Paignton

KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,678 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,550 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (748 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (731 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,425 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,397 reviews)
GOL
Good (703 reviews)
Vueling
Good (800 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (486 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (165 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (504 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (104 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Okay (9 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (107 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Paignton

Most booked hotels in Paignton

The Palace Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 122+
Travelodge Torquay
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 98+
Travelodge Paignton Seafront
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 102+
The Grand Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 161+
Trecarn Hotel
3 stars
Good (6.3, Good reviews)
C$ 62+

Renting a car in Paignton

Expect to pay C$ 2.56 per litre in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.61 and C$ 40.81. The most frequently booked car type in Paignton is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) are, on average, 17% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 2.56 per litre in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.61 and C$ 40.81. The most frequently booked car type in Paignton is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) are, on average, 17% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.