How to get from Bournemouth to Taunton

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 47 min

$65 - $149

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 25 min

  1. National Express
  2. 54

$20 - $24

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. X51
  2. 30

$26 - $34

Bus via Blandford, Crown Hotel  •  6 h 33 min

  1. X10
  2. 54

$36

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. 74.1 miles

$15 - $23

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Taunton, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Taunton via Southampton Central and Westbury (Wilts) in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Taunton via Yeovil and Yeovil, Bus Station in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bournemouth and Taunton is 92 km. The road distance is 119 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £11 - £18.

No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Taunton via Southampton Central and Westbury (Wilts). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Taunton, Market House via Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Bournemouth to Taunton, including transfers.