There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Somerset by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Taunton
  2. Take the bus from Taunton Station to Taunton, The Parade 1 / ...

$66 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading to North Petherton National Express

$15 - $20

2 alternative options

Train, bus via Bristol Temple Meads  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 Falcon

$67 - $101

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Somerset 119.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Somerset is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Somerset is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Somerset. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place (adj Tesco) and arriving at North Petherton via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Reading and Somerset is 92 miles. The road distance is 119.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Somerset without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Reading to Somerset, including transfers.

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Reading to Somerset bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Somerset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at North Petherton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Somerset is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Reading to Somerset.

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There are 420+ hotels available in Somerset. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Somerset.
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  • Distance: 91.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Somerset, England?

National Express operates a bus from Reading to Somerset 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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
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
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Reading to North Petherton
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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