There are 6 ways to get from Shaftesbury to Taunton by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton

$42 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station X2
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Yeovil Junction
  3. Take the bus from Yeovil Junction, Station to Yeovil, Bus Station 68B / ...
  4. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House 54

$26 - $31

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Axminster
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Taunton, Market House 30

$28 - $37

Bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sturminster Newton, Car Park to Yeovil, Bus Station X10
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House 54

$26

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shaftesbury to Taunton 49.9 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Taunton 49.9 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shaftesbury to Taunton. However, there are services departing from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall and arriving at Taunton, Market House via Gillingham Station, Sturminster Newton, Car Park and Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Shaftesbury and Taunton is 40 miles. The road distance is 49.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Taunton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Shaftesbury to Taunton, including transfers.

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Shaftesbury to Taunton bus services, operated by Buses of Somerset, depart from Sturminster Newton, Car Park station.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Taunton is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 18 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Taunton is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Shaftesbury to Taunton.

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There are 419+ hotels available in Taunton. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shaftesbury to Taunton.
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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Shaftesbury, Dorset, England and Taunton, England?

You can take a train from Shaftesbury to Taunton via Gillingham Station, Gillingham (Dorset), and Exeter St Davids in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Taunton via Gillingham Station, Sturminster Newton, Car Park, and Yeovil, Bus Station in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Yeovil Junction
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Axminster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil Junction, Station to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Taunton, Market House
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Sturminster Newton, Car Park to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Shaftesbury to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
City Cabs
Phone
+44 1722 505055
Website
citycabssalisbury.co.uk
On Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 509090
Website
on-linetaxis.com
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 505011
Website
aa-taxis.com

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