Christmas & New Year bus services in Torquay and Newton Abbot plus download our app and win shopping vouchers!

Christmas and New Year in Torbay and Newton Abbot

There's so much to see and do in Torbay and Newton Abbot this Christmas and it's less fuss by bus!

This year why not relax, enjoy the festivities and let us get you where you need to go. Travelling by bus is easier than ever before with our free app. You can journey plan, get live time information and buy day and 1 week mobile tickets. Why not hop aboard one of our brand new Hop12 buses - they all have free Wi-Fi and USB charging so you can even catch up on your Christmas shopping on the move. Plus anyone who downloads our app between 16 November and 31 December could WIN up to £50 worth of shopping vouchers! 

Local bus services

We'll be running local bus services right through the holiday season, only taking a break on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There'll be a special timetable on our Hop12 route on Boxing Day. Plan your journey and check for your best value fare today.

View last service information for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve plus Boxing Day timetables in Torbay and Newton Abbot

Click here for information on local bus services in other areas across Devon.

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17-23 Dec Normal school holiday timetables 27-30 Dec Saturday service
24 Dec Sunday service, last buses around 2000 31 Dec Sunday service, last buses around 2000
25 Dec No service 1 Jan No service
26 Dec Boxing Day service on selected routes 2 Jan

Normal school term timetables resume


South West Falcon

The South West Falcon, which connects Exeter 24/7 with Plymouth, Taunton, Bristol Airport and Bristol City Centre is only taking Christmas Day off this year with a special timetable on Boxing Day and through the night services on New Year’s Eve and into New Year's Day.

Celebrates Christmas in Torbay and Newton Abbot!

Lights switch on

Head over to Torquay this Saturday 18 November for the town centre lights switch on and carnival parade. Look out for two of our buses taking part in the parade: one of our open tops will have the Big Noise Chorus aboard raising money for Children's Hospice South West and one our brand new Hop12 buses will be there with staff to give our freebies to those lining the route.

Brixham will be holding a 'Lanterns, lights and luminations' parade on Saturday 25 November. There'll be a Christmas street market, lantern making workshops and a fireworks display.

In Paignton, why not join Sleeping Beauty and board the Santa Express? Or pop over to celebrate Christmas at Paignton Zoo where you can meet Santa and take the snowball challenge!

Newton Abbot lights switch on is on 25 November and kicks off weeks of festive entertainment including Santa's Grotto, lantern making, a Victorian evening and Christmas Street Fair.

Pantos galore!

As well as Christmas is Magical at Babbacombe Theatre, why not go for some traditional panto at the Princesshay Theatre who this year will be playing host to an all star production of Aladdin


Paignton Travelshop opening hours

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23 December 0845 - 1300
24 - 26 December CLOSED
27 - 29 December 0845 - 1730
30 December 0845 - 1300
31 December CLOSED
1 January CLOSED
2 January 0845 - 1730