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. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. 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 November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paignton in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paignton


Although Paignton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 35 km from Paignton. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, easyJet and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Paignton departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 30m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Paignton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Paignton to London takes 2h 06m and costs around £71 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Liverpool, expect to pay about £56 for a 4h 47m trip. The train station in Paignton is called Paignton, and is located 0.3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Paignton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 268 km from Paignton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paignton, including National Express, Megabus and The South West Falcon.

Airports near Paignton

Airlines serving Paignton

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Air France
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British Airways
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Etihad Airways
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Wizz Air
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Virgin Atlantic
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Kenya Airways
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Wizz Air UK
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Hiring a car in Paignton

Hiring a car in Paignton costs £59 per day, on average, or £177 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 41% more expensive than at Exeter.

Expect to pay £1.82 per litre in Paignton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £21.75 and £28.99.