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How to get to Kingswear

Kingswear is beautiful… you couldn’t get any closer to the water if you tried. This quintessential coastal village is a thriving hotspot and a hive of activity during the summer months but it’s really quite accessible with excellent rail and road transport links taking you to the very heart of this beauty spot. 

Whether you’re arriving by air, rail or road, here’s how to get to Kingswear…

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Flying to Kingswear

Well almost… Regular flights into both Exeter and Bristol airports are a great entry gate into the south west especially if you’re visiting from Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, The Channel Isles and further afield. Hire a car at the airport and the drive to Kingswear should take you less than an hour from Exeter. From Bristol airport it’s just over two hours – 98 miles if you pick up a hire car. Alternatively get the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Brixham then get a taxi to Kingswear.

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Driving to Kingswear

Your trip to Kingswear is easier than you may imagine. As with any other of our South Hams towns and villages the M5 and A30 brings you to Exeter where you join the A38. Once on the A38 you keep left for Torquay which takes you up Telegraph Hill along the A380. Keep on the A380 and follow signs for Brixham and the A3022. Take a right turn onto the Dartmouth Road the A379 the follow signs for Kingswear and the B3205.

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Kingswear by Train

Paignton is the closest railway station to Kingswear, the journey usually takes around 3 hours 10 minutes. From Paignton, pick up a taxi for the 20 minutes ride to Kingswear which should cost around £17 as a guide. 

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Taxi Numbers

If you’re arriving by train we recommend pre-booking your taxi from Paignton Station to your holiday cottage. South Devon is a popular holiday destination and you may find the waiting taxis are all snapped up. Choose from our ultimate list of Kingswear taxi numbers