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A sun-soaked holiday resort at the end of one of the country's most idyllic stretches of railway, Paignton is one of the three towns on the East Devon coastline that make up the area of Torbay. Together with Brixham and Torquay, this part of the world is known as the English Riviera, the shimmering azure seas and bright-blue skies making it the ultimate bucket-and-spade destination. Originally a Celtic settlement, Paignton was a fishing village right up until the 19th century, but the arrival of rail in 1859 propelled the town's path in a different direction, as a prime tourist destination for the sun-chasing Victorians.

Today, Paignton remains one of the most popular resorts in the UK, with award-winning sandy beaches, a pier and a promenade brimming with penny arcades, all within walking distance of the station. The must-visit Paignton Zoo is also a short bus ride away. Paignton station is also located next to an independently owned station called "Queens Park" or "Paignton Queens Park". Queens Park is home to the Dartmouth Steam Railway who operate a 7-mile branch line from Paignton to Kingswear. It is a beautiful heritage railway with the 495 yeard Greenway Tunnel, Broadsands Viaduct and riverside approach to Kingswear just some of the highlights.

Visitors to Dartmouth have to alight at Kingswear and board a passenger ferry to the opposite bank of the river. Despite Dartmouth having a train station, permission to build a bridge over the river Dart was never achieved and as a result, it has never seen a train passenger arrive here. Now a grade 2 listed building it is home to a restaurant and ticket booking services for a range of tours. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays08:30 - 17:15
Saturday 08:30 - 16:55
Sunday 10:10 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During normal staffed hours.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces80
Carpark charges
Annual£713.50
Daily£6.10
Monthly£99.00
Three Monthly£241.50
Weekly£30.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Outside station

Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

The main entrance to the station is from the opposite side of the beach and adjacent the bus station. Most trains arrive and depart from platform 2. Both platforms have step-free access via the Torbay Road level crossing at the north end of the station. The ticket office has a shop and baby-changing facilities, and you'll find a short-stay car park outside the front entrance. The Dartmouth Steam Railway has its own independent platform and entrance on the south side of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Paignton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Paignton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway09:172On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway10:202On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway11:202On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway12:202On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway13:182On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway09:282On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway10:342On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway11:242On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway12:242On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway13:342On time
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