Directions and Travel Information
PARK AND RIDE
The park and ride service will be in operation from Quay West, where parking costs £10 per car. You can then take the number 12 bus from outside the Leisure Centre to Paignton to reach the Airshow.
There will be an additional capacity on the bus services in and out of Paignton across the event weekend. Details of the local bus services operators can be accessed via www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/travel/bus
The closest stop to the Airshow Village is Paignton which is served by Cross Country Trains, GWR and Dartmouth Steam Railway and is just a six minute walk away.
Cross Country and GWR will be providing extra capacity over the weekend, whilst the steam railway will run their usual timetable to and from Kingswear. Details of all the local train operators can be accessed via www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/travel/train/ and further information from GWR can be found at www.gwr.com/destinations-and-events/festivals-and-events/torbayairshow
Additional special services will be available across the airshow weekend. The Torbay Flyer, which will operate on Saturday 2nd June & The Torbay Express which will operate on Sunday June 3rd. For stops, times and route inforamation please visit: http://www.pathfindertours.co.uk/index.php/tour-calendar-reader/events/the-torbay-flyer.519.html or http://www.torbayexpress.co.uk
Signed cycle parking will be located adjacent to Paignton Green.
BY STEAM RAILWAY & BOAT
Please visit www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk or call 01803 555872 for a timetable of services
Entry to the Torbay Airshow is free but to guarantee a parking space please pre book your car parking online ahead of the event. Car parking can be booked here: PARKING
Please note pre-booked car parking for Saturday has now SOLD OUT. For alternative public car parks, please visit: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/parking/car-parks/
Details of the local ferry service operators can be accessed via www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/travel/ferry
Frequently Asked Questions Airshow Road Closures and Parking
Q When are the roads closed?
A Road closures will be in place from 11am to 7pm on Saturday 1 June and 10am to 7pm on Sunday 2 June. Residents and local businesses affected by road closures and parking suspensions will have received a letter and relevant passes. The roads affected will be clearly advertised as road closures however residents and business owners will have access to these areas throughout the duration of the event, with the exception of Preston Sands Promenade, Eastern Esplanade, Esplanade Road, Torbay Road B3201 and Station Lane which will be accessible for emergency vehicles only.
Q Why are the roads closed?
A The main routes around the display site are closed for the safety of the event and access by emergency services. Residential roads are closed to prevent residents being inconvenienced and inundated by day visitors.
Q Is my blue badge valid in this area?
A No a blue badge holder must display the Resident Pass alongside their blue badge. Where parking restrictions are clearly displayed blue badge holders must comply with the notice.
Q Do the parking restrictions remain the same as normal inside road closures?
A Yes, except where parking has been specifically suspended inside the road closures. Please read displayed notices for further details.
Q Can I cycle on the closed roads?
A Yes you may cycle on closed roads; there will be adequate cycle parking on Preston Green close to the display site.
Q What parking will be available to people living and working on affected roads?
A Parking will be available, except where there is a parking suspension in place. Please see website for further details and check notices displayed on site.
Q I’m a beach hut owner, how can I access my beach hut?
A There are no vehicular access arrangements for beach hut owners during the event. If vehicular access is required, access can still be gained outside of the road closure times. Vehicles must be removed during the times of road closures.
Q How do I get access to Torbay Road?
A There will be no vehicular access to Torbay Road. Access to nearby side roads can be obtained via Sands Road and Queens Road. Queens Road one-way system will be suspended during the Airshow to allow two-way travel. As long as parking is not suspended, you may park in a nearby street within the closure and display your issued permit. Parking on Queens Road and Garfield Road will be suspended to allow for the operation of two way traffic.