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.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 49
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paignton in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 49
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paignton


Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cornwall Newquay (NQY), which is located 63 miles from Paignton. The shortest flight to Paignton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 45m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 2h 09m and costs around C$ 105 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 227 for a 4h 29m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.2 miles from the city centre.


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 Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paignton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Paignton takes 115 miles and will cost you around C$ 26. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 25 for a journey of 260 miles.

Airports near Paignton

Airlines serving Paignton

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British Airways
Good (2,086 reviews)
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Air France
Good (628 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (596 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (221 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (305 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (558 reviews)
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (261 reviews)
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (421 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Paignton

Most booked hotels in Paignton

The Palace Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 135+
Travelodge Torquay
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 94+
Travelodge Paignton Seafront
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 98+
Torbay Court Hotel
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 102+
The Grand Hotel
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
C$ 157+
Trecarn Hotel
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
C$ 71+

Renting a car in Paignton

Expect to pay C$ 2.43 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$ 29.08 and C$ 38.77. The most frequently booked car type in Paignton is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Class Mini Car or similar) are, on average, 75% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.