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Paignton Station
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:55 to 18:00 Saturday: 07:30 to 16:55 Sunday: 09:40 to 16:40
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

From the front of the station

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Paignton Station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property

Whether you’ve lost something on one of our trains or at a station, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Once we’ve got your details, we’ll start looking. Although it can take up to a week for things to reach us. Register your lost item here

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.

Coffee shop/café

Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is not available.
Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.

Coffee shop/café

Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Meeting point: Ticket office.

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:15 Saturday: 08:30 to 16:55 Sunday: 10:10 to 16:30
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Partial Station

Step Free Category B1 Station Step free access available to both platforms, access between platforms via level crossing to the north of the station.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

Set down/drop off location is available at the station entrance. .Assisted Travel meeting point - Ticket Office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Summer Prices 1st April to 30th September
Spaces 74
Contact details
Winter Prices 1st October to 31st March
Operator APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Spaces 74
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details 0345 165 2030
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 20
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Platform 2

Transport Information
Taxi rank available


Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Paignton Railway Station serves the seaside town of Paignton in Devon and is one of three towns to make up the area of Torbay.

The station was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway and opened in August 1859. The line was extended in 1910, and as a result, the platforms were lengthened to accommodate longer trains. Another expansion in 1924 saw a larger booking office built and new canopies erected over the platforms. Many structures are still standing today, with the old goods shed now being used as the ticket office.

Station facilities include a café to pick up a snack before your journey, toilets, with an accessible toilet and a waiting room to take shelter while waiting for your train.

You can reach Paignton railway station from a range of locations across the UK with CrossCountry. Popular routes to Paignton include Cheltenham to PaigntonTaunton to PaigntonBirmingham to Paignton and Bristol to Paignton.

Things to do in Paignton

Paignton is a traditional seaside town with gorgeous sandy beaches only a 10-minute walk from the railway station. On the beach, you’ll find the award-winning Paignton Pier filled with fun seaside arcade games and rides from bumper cars to water boats and a helter-skelter. You can also discover the famous Pier Café, award-winning Devon ice cream, and many other snack bars and cafés. Just off the beach is Pirates Bay adventure golf, perfect for getting all the family involved in and practising their mini-golf skills.

Take a step back in time with a 7-mile journey on a traditional steam train along the South Devon coastline. The Dartmouth Steam Railway runs from Dartmouth to Kingswear and takes around 30 minutes one way. You can board the steam train at Paignton railway station, and there is a range of tickets available, including the option to add on a ferry journey from Kingswear to Dartmouth.

Just outside of town and only a 20-minute walk from the station is Paignton Zoo. With over 2000 animals at the zoo, you’ll be sure to see your favourite animal up close. The zoo regularly hosts fun events for the whole family to enjoy, along with the educational centre and keeper talks; there is so much to learn and discover.

The town centre is perfect for rounding off your visit with some light shopping, from high street stores to local boutiques. There is also plenty of restaurants and cafes to explore in town if you’re feeling peckish...