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There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Taunton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  3. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton

$63 - $147

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil National Express
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Kings Arms Superfast 2

Bus via Taunton, Market House  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil National Express
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House 54

Train, bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Taunton, Market House 30

Drive  •  1h 33m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Taunton 74.1 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Taunton, Kings Arms via Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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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 3h 41m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Taunton is 57 miles. The road distance is 74.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs £45 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Bournemouth to Taunton, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Taunton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Taunton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs £45 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Taunton.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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 3h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Taunton via Yeovil, Bus Station in around 4h.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Yeovil
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Kings Arms
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk
Buses of Somerset
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com

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Bournemouth to Taunton bus services, operated by Berrys Coaches, arrive at Taunton, Kings Arms station.

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Bournemouth to Taunton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Taunton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Taunton is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Bournemouth to Taunton.

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