There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Ilminster by train, bus or car

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Train, bus, line 30 bus  •  2 h 33 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 line 30 bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House 30

$34 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus, line 30 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Taunton National Express
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Ilminster, Market House 30

$14 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Yatton, Market Inn X7
  2. Take the train from Yatton to Taunton

$32 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Ilminster 54.8 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Ilminster is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Ilminster is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Ilminster. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Ilminster, Market House via Taunton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Ilminster is 39 miles. The road distance is 54.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Ilminster without a car is to train and bus and line 30 bus which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £26 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Bristol to Ilminster, including transfers.

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Bristol to Ilminster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Ilminster bus services, operated by Buses of Somerset, arrive at Ilminster, Market House station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Ilminster is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Bristol to Ilminster.

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There are 591+ hotels available in Ilminster. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Ilminster.
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  • Distance: 39.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Ilminster via Taunton and Taunton, Bus Station in around 2 h 37 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 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Yatton to Taunton
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
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 Ilminster, Market House
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
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
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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