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Explore with Route 22

Route 22


Paignton South Devon College • Paignton • Torquay • St Marychurch • Teignmouth • Dawlish

We’ll get you to the office, or place of work or college  in the week and loads of attractions across Paignton, Torquay and  Teignmouth on the weekends


Explore the beauty that Torbay and the South coast have to offer in your downtime. There are miles of sandy beaches, family, recreational and leisure attractions to visit.  There is something for everyone and we can get you there!


Our 22 buses are a great way to get out for the day. You can hop off at many of the area’s favourite attractions or hop on board and enjoy the views as you cruise along the coast to Shaldon, Teignmouth and then onto Dawlish and  Dawlish Warren.


Buses run up to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays between Paignton, Torquay and St Marychurch.


All our 22 services are able to take contactless payments either by credit/debit card or Apple/Google Pay. Don’t worry though, we still accept cash and all our drivers give change.



How long does it take?

Teignmouth to Torquay 44 mins

Dawlish Warren to Torquay 1hr 9 mins

College to Torquay 1hr 7 mins

Paignton to Torquay 42 mins

Paignton to College 20 mins

Teignmouth to Paignton 1hr 19 mins

St Marychurch to Torquay 15 mins

St Marychurch to Paignton 50 mins



How often?

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30 mins


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Frequencies shown are between Paignton, Torquay and St Marychurch, Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren have an hourly daytime service.


View the full timetable here

View map of buses in Torbay


Wherever you’re heading we’ve got just the ticket!

Single tickets are available and valid for one journey. Stagecoach single bus tickets are great if you’re an occasional traveller:

Adult Singles

Teignmouth to Torquay £6.50

Dawlish Warren to Torquay £7.90

College to Torquay £4.40

Paignton to Torquay £3.40

Paignton to College £2.90

Teignmouth to Paignton £7

St Marychurch to Torquay £2.20

St Marychurch to Paignton £4



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Adult    £5

Child     £3.50

Group   £10

1+2        £7.50


If you’re a regular traveller you can also enjoy great deals with our megarider products, just head over to our tickets section here to find out more.

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In Torbay

South Devon College is part of The University of Plymouth Colleges network. The college offers a variety of further education course and adult learning classes. TQ47EJ

Paignton Zoo  is a fantastic family day out , hosting over 2,500 animals across it’s 80 acres. You can get up close to some of the world’s most extraordinary animal who live in specially designed habitats – from the wetlands and tropical forest’s to the savannah. There are several play areas within the zoo and you can explore the area via the Jungle Express train. Connections to the Zoo are available via route 22 or GOLD at Paignton bus station. Open every day from 10am (apart from Christmas Day).


Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel along the stunning coastline into the Dart Valley. Dartmouth River Boats operate trips on the river Dart (including the historic paddlesteamer Kingswear Castle) and to the town of Totnes. We also offer sea services to/from Torquay and Brixham.

Torre Abbey has been welcoming visitors for over 800 years. Visit Torbay’s most historic building, set within 18 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Discover the Abbey’s fascinating story, enjoy over 600 works of art and take part in family-friendly trails events and exhibitions throughout the year. TQ2 5JE

Riviera Centre and Waves Pool No matter what the weather Waves Leisure Pool at the Riviera Centre is great fun for all the family! The pool features a sloping floor, flume, wave machine and a water-play activity centre. Under 3’s swim free, why not Dip ‘n’ Dine? TQ2 5LZ

Torquay Museum is a great attraction for the whole family to get hands on with history. You can travel back through 400 million years of time across their wide variety of exhibitions. You can learn about South Devon’s amazing archaeology, geology and people. The museum also features a child-friendly summer blockbuster exhibition each year. Don’t miss the Ancient Egyptian mummified boy and the only gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie! TQ1 1HG

Torquay Watersports Explore the beautiful coastline from the water. See the stunning scenery and look out for the seals and dolphins!! Let us take you on an exhilarating RIB ride or leisurely boat charter, for an unforgettable experience. Creating smiles and memories!!  TQ2 5EQ

Western Lady Ferry “Western Lady” have been operating a ferry service between Brixham and Torquay for over 75 years. The 30 min trip across the bay to Brixham and returning to Torquay is a wonderful way to view Torbay from the sea, especially when the sun is shining! Daily (Sea conditions and weather dependent). TQ2 5EQ

Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of people between Oddicombe Beach and Babbacombe Downs since it’s opening in 1926.  Oddicombe beach features some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery and is a great way to spend a chilled afternoon. The whole family will enjoy the memorable trip  to and from the water’s edge in this historic cliff railway. TQ1 3LF


Babbacombe Model Village is branded as one of Europe's Premier Model Villages and is also home to award-winning gardens stretching over 4 acres . The attraction showcases hundreds of scenes, featuring model vehicles and people. TQ1 3LA

Bygones is home to an authentic life-size Victorian Street. Learn some amazing stories across history by taking in the Victorian Sweetshop, Blacksmith, nursery, parlour, kitchen and dentist! The attraction is also home to a refurbished model railway, a 1950’s and 60’s shopping arcade and a WWII Anderson Shelter. There’s also a range of sweet treats available at the Station Café. Dog friendly  TQ1 4PR

Babbacombe Theatre ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and the venues social pages for their annual seasonal 5 star shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. For 2022 you can enjoy Starlight as well as numerous touring shows, for details please refer to the website. TQ1 3LU

Kents Cavern features an extensive labyrinth of spectacular Stone Age caves. All caverns are easily accessible and are led by entertaining guided tours. The attraction allows to experience up close thousands of year old cave formations, amongst it’s many  passageways and chambers. TQ1 2JF

Shaldon is a quiet, unspoilt village with a great range of local shops and attractions; it’s perfect for a relaxing holiday and for those wanting to experience an authentic laid back Devon break. Shaldon Beach, is perfect for a day of swimming, paddling sailing or rock pooling. TQ140AE

Dawlish is a traditional seaside town, home to a stunning golden sand beach. You can take in a range of amusements, and a visit to the beautiful open space of The Lawn a must, or take The Brook are which is home to the famous black swans. Dawlish is perfect for a family holiday, with it’s long sandy beach ideal for swimming, rock pooling or building your best sand castle. Dawlish Town Beach is just a short walk from the town centre. EX79PF

Dawlish  Warren features distinctive sand dunes and an internationally recognised nature reserve. The beach has been awarded a European Blue Flag nine times and pride’s itself as one of South Devon's top family beaches. Dogs can be taken onto the main beach between groyne 4 and 9 all year round. Take a trip on our open top bus Route 222 during the summer months for unbeatable views of the coastline, find out more here. EX70NE


Connections to eleven of the South Coasts popular Holiday Parks and hotels  are accessible on route:

  • Welcome Family Holiday Park
  • Hazelwood Holiday Park
  • Cofton Country Holiday Park
  • Golden Sands Holiday Park
  • Dawlish Sands Holiday Park
  • Peppermint Park
  • Lady's Mile Holiday Park
  • Oakcliff Holiday Park
  • Langstone Cliff Hotel
  • Leadstone Camping

Teignmouth is home to two beaches, Teignmouth Town Beach is  long and sandy whilst the Teignmouth River Beach has a more traditional feel, and is perfect for fishing. There are also a number of local places to hire paddleboards and kayaks for watersports fanatics. The Seafront is home to the Grand Pier, which is packed with amusements for all the family, a children’s play area, skate park, miniature golf course, and a heated Lido. If you’re looking for an indoor activity, Teignmouth Pavillions offers a variety of local events and screenings or the Teign Heritage Museum has a number of exhibitions and galleries the whole family can enjoy. TQ148AX


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