The Bedford House Apartments have their own off street parking and so can provide peace of mind for guests wanting to travel to the area and travel within the area by car. However, it is remarkably easy to come to The English Riviera by other forms of transport and the location of the apartments in the centre of town means that it is entirely possible to access Torquay, Paignton and Brixham without a car altogether.
Our holiday travel guide is designed to help you plan your journey to our part of South Devon and to plan your break once you are here.
We are able to send full directions when guests book. The apartments have their own car park located at the front of the property.
It is possible to travel to Torquay by train from most parts of the United Kingdom. There are some direct services although most trips will involve a change at either Exeter or Newton Abbot. Train services from London depart from London Paddington and are operated by First Great Western. The West Midlands, East Midlands, northern cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield as well as Scottish cities such as Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all served by Cross Country Trains.
Torquay station is not in the town centre but along the sea front. There is a taxi rank outside the station. The Bedford House Apartments are normally less than 10 minutes drive away.
The closest airport isExeter. There are connections to UK cities such as Manchester and London ( London City Airport) as well as Northern Ireland (Belfast) and The Republic of Ireland. There are also numerous connections to European cities.
Taxis to the Bedford House Apartments are likely to cost £45. There are shuttles to Exeter St Davids Railway Station but these can be quite slow.
Car hire is available at Exeter airport.
There are direct copach services from lots of UK cities as well as from UK airports . Coaches from London operate from Victoria Coach Station which is close to London Victoria railway Station. Torquay coach station is fairly close to Torquay town centre. There is a taxi rank there and the journey to bedford House Holiday Apartments is about ten minutes. The largest coach operator is National Express.
Car rental is relatively inexpensive and one of the most conveniently located and cheapest of the Car Hire companies is Thrifty which can be found at Torquay Station.
Travelling within the English Riviera.
We are fortunate enough to have a high frequency bus network within the Bay area serving the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. There is a bus stop less than two hundred yards from The Bedford House Holiday Apartments outside Torquay Museum. This is served by buses 11, 22, and 32. Other bus routes can be accessed at Torquay harbour which is four hundred yards away.
From 1st April to 31st October, foot passenger ferries operate an extensive service between Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. They also have excusrsions of different kinds. The main boat operator is Western lady Ferry Services.
At Paignton mainline station is also the station for the Steam Railway. The routes takes passengers through some beautiful scenery and stops at Churston Station (which features in Agatha Christie's ABC Murders) , Greenway Halt (from where passengers can walk down to Greenway House) and Kingswear (from where passengers can cross the river and visit the beautiful town of Dartmouth) Steam train services are seasonal but do run most of the year.
Taxis within the Torbay area are relatively cheap and easy to come by. There are numerous taxi ranks around the towns of Torquay Paignton and Brixham. We recommend Torbay Taxis (01893 211611).