Torquay Railway Station

Daily Car Hire Rates in Torquay Railway Station

  • Standard

    Citroen Picasso
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 28.09
  • Estate

    Skoda Octavia Estate
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    5 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 32.10
  • Fullsize

    Mercedes C Class
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 39.45
  • 7 seat minivan

    Ford S-Max
    passenger
    7 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 42.13

*daily rates in Torquay Railway Station based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Torquay Railway Station Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The station opened in 1859.
  • It was owned and operated by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway Company.
  • In 1876 it was taken over by the Great Western Railway Company.
  • Last year nearly half a million passengers used the station.
  • It has appeared in several Agatha Christie novels.

Torquay Railway Station Mini Guide

Tell me About Torquay Railway Station
Torquay Railway Station is on the Riviera Line and serves the seaside town of Torquay in Devon, England. The station faces the sea at Abbey Sands.

Torquay station

How Would I get There?
First Great Western Trains operate hourly every day between Exmouth and Paignton. In the summer there are long distance trains to Torquay, the ‘Torbay Express’ leaves from London Paddington.

What Facilities Does the Station Have?
It’s a small station with seating for waiting passengers. The ticket office is available 7am to 10pm daily. There is a café if you need something to eat before your journey.

What if I Need Extra Help?
The station is easily accessible for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users. An induction loop is available for the hard of hearing.

How do I get Around?
There are buses to the harbour and town centre and the bus stop is on the seafront opposite the station. Taxis are available if you do not wish to drive. Car hire is an excellent option as you can discover all that Devon has to offer.

Is There a Hotel Nearby?
Yes. The Grand Hotel is opposite the station and has views over the bay. There is a gym and leisure club for you to work out at or you can choose to relax on the sun terrace next to the pool. The Gainsborough Restaurant has won awards for its fine cuisine and the use of local produce or you can have a quick snack at the Compass Lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

What can I see in Torquay?
The town has nine sandy beaches, so you can spend a summer's day in the sun and swim or take a stroll in winter. Visit Kents Cavern and explore the caves or go to the Living Coasts coastal zoo. In neighbouring Babbacombe you can take a trip on the cliff railway and see the world in miniature at the model village.

Devon Delights
Whilst you are there you must have a traditional Devon cream tea with scones stuffed with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Also try the fresh crab that is fished locally and wash it down with some scrumpy, the local cider.

Latest Update from Torquay Railway Station:

03/05/13 - Nearby Brixham is hosting this year's 'Fishstock', a music festival  with a nod towards the lifeblood of the town - fishing. With great bands to watch, satisfy your hunger with one of the many fishy treats on offer from the food stalls. Taking place onthe 7th September, there'll also be exhibits and information stands telling you all about life on the ocean wave.

Driving in Torquay Railway Station

  • L

    Road Driving Side

  • 30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • GBP £

    Currency

  • 25

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Heading off in your hire car from the railway station you’ll immediately come to Torquay’s main beach called Abbey Sands. Following this along will take you to the picturesque and busy harbour from where you can take pleasure and fishing boat trips across Torbay.

Carrying on up Babbacombe Road you can turn onto Daddyhole Plain, a small cliff top plateau which looks down onto the harbour area. From here there is a beautiful landscaped walk along and down the cliff to the harbour. Returning along the seafront to the station, be sure to visit Torre Abbey, a 12th century monastery.

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