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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Taunton

$102 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  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

$19 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 6 min

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

$26 - $33

Train, bus via Yeovil, The Borough  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Yeovil, The Borough X11
  3. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House 54

$33 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  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 1 h 33 min.

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

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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, Market House via Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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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 Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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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 3 h 35 min and costs £75 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min 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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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Taunton.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Taunton via Reading in around 3 h 35 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
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$10
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 Dorchester, South Station to Yeovil, The Borough
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk

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