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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 40m

  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

£44 - £192

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Train via Weymouth  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Weymouth
  2. Take the train from Weymouth to Castle Cary
  3. Take the train from Castle Cary to Taunton

£41 - £97

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Bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Wincanton, Memorial Hall 25
  3. Take the bus from Wincanton, Memorial Hall to Taunton, Kings Arms

Train, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Weymouth
  2. Take the bus from Weymouth, Kings Statue to Axminster, Trinity Square X53
  3. Take the bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Taunton, Market House 30

Drive  •  1h 32m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Taunton 73.8 miles

£12 - £19

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Square and arriving at Taunton, Kings Arms via Salisbury, New Canal and Wincanton, Memorial Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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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 40m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Taunton is 57 miles. The road distance is 73.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Taunton without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs £40 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Bournemouth to Taunton, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Taunton bus services, operated by More Bus, depart from Bournemouth Square station.

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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 40m and costs £40 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Taunton.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Taunton via Salisbury, New Canal and Wincanton, Memorial Hall in around 6h 2m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
Train from Bournemouth to Weymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £31
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£19 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Taunton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£18 - £23
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Weymouth to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £40
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Castle Cary to Taunton
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £27
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £27
Bus operators
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
More Bus
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Wincanton, Memorial Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Salisbury Reds
Berrys Coaches
Phone
01823 331 356
Email
info@berryscoaches.co.uk
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Wincanton, Memorial Hall to Taunton, Kings Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Berrys Coaches
First in Wessex Dorset & South Somerset
Phone
+44 345 602 0121
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Weymouth, Kings Statue to Axminster, Trinity Square
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
First in Wessex Dorset & South Somerset
Buses of Somerset
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours

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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 32m to drive from Bournemouth to Taunton.

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