Aveland House
Aveland Road
Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3PT

Tel: +44 (0)1803 326622    Email: avelandhouse@aol.com

Local Transport

Bus Services

The English Riviera has an extensive public transport system with a network of high frequency services.

Stagecoach: www.stagecoachbus.com
Tel: 01803 66 45 00
Email: customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Disability Helpdesk: 01392 88 97 49

A Quick Guide to bus services:

Number 200. St Marychurch - Torquay - Paignton - Totnes
Number 12. Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton - Brixham
Number 12b. St Marychurch - Torquay - Paignton - Brixham
Number X46. Exeter - Torquay - Paignton
Number X45/X80. Plymouth - Ivybridge - South Brent - Totnes - Paignton
Number 88. Newton Abbot - Ashburton - Buckfastleigh - Totnes - Paignton
Number 120. Kingswear - Paignton


The Aveland House recommend using Price First Taxi's, based in Babbacombe.
Tel: 01803 322 322 or online booking is available from their website.

In Torquay the main taxi ranks are located at the Harbour, opposite Tesco Express in the centre of town and at Torquay train station. In Paignton the main taxi rank is located at the train station in the town centre and in Brixham the main taxi rank is located in the town centre by the main car park.


Regular rail services run from Torquay train station to Paignton and also to Newton Abbot where connections can be made to Exeter, Totnes and Plymouth. For more information please visit National Rail Enquiries or Tel: 08457 48 49 50.

The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway run trains from Paignton to Kingswear. From here it is a short ferry trip to the river town of Dartmouth. Combined tickets can be bought to include train and ferry and 'Round Robin' fares are also available to include train from Paignton to Kingswear, ferry to Dartmouth, River Cruise to Totnes and then open top bus return to Paignton. For more information visit the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway website.


The Western Lady Ferry service can take you from Torquay across to Brixham, and Neptune Cruises (Tel: 01803 882 622) offer trips across the Bay and along the River Dart; a relaxed and hassle free way to explore. Ferry fares can be booked at a number of ticket offices located around Torquay harbour.

Car Parking

There are plenty of car parking facilities on the English Riviera. Torbay Council operates 43 Car parks across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, providing over 8,000 spaces with the majority of our car parks using the pay and display system.

Weekly car parking permits, for use in all Torbay Council pay and display car parks, can be purchased from the English Riviera website. More information on where the car parks are can be found here.