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Recommended option

Train CrossCountry, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton
  2. Take the bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade 1 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Chard, The Guildhall 30 / ...

$37 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Taunton National Express
  2. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Chard, The Guildhall 30 / ...

$16 - $19

2 alternative options

Train Great Western Railway, bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Parson Street to Taunton
  2. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Chard, The Guildhall 30 / ...

$39 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Chard 58.8 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Chard, England?

You can take a bus from Bristol to Chard via Taunton and Taunton, Bus Station in around 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Parson Street to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Chard, The Guildhall
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Hatch Green Coaches
Website
hatchgreencoaches.co.uk
Bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
hatchgreencoaches.co.uk
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Taunton, Castle Way to Chard, Boden Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Chard is 70 km. The road distance is 94 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Chard is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Chard is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £9 - £14.

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Chard. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Chard, The Guildhall via Taunton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Bristol to Chard, including transfers.