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

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Poole to Dorchester South
  2. Take the train from Dorchester West to Castle Cary
  3. Take the train from Castle Cary to Taunton

$41 - $77

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Bus National Express  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from POOLE, Dorset to Yeovil National Express
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House 54

Bus via Blandford, Crown Hotel  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Yeovil, Bus Station X10
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Kings Arms Superfast 2

Bus via Dorchester South  •  5 h 38 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Poole to Taunton 69.5 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Poole to Taunton is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Poole to Taunton is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poole to Taunton. However, there are services departing from POOLE, Dorset and arriving at Taunton, Market House via Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Poole to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Taunton via Dorchester West and Castle Cary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Poole and Taunton is 53 miles. The road distance is 69.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Poole to Taunton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Poole to Taunton, including transfers.

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Poole to Taunton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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

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The best way to get from Poole to Taunton is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Poole to Taunton.
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  • Distance: 53.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Poole to Taunton via Dorchester South, Dorchester West, and Castle Cary in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Poole to Taunton via Yeovil, Bus Station in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Dorchester West to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Train from Castle Cary to Taunton
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from POOLE, Dorset to Yeovil
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Buses of Somerset
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Kings Arms
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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Poole to Taunton bus services, operated by Buses of Somerset, arrive at Taunton, Market House station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poole to Taunton is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Poole to Taunton.

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There are 426+ hotels available in Taunton. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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