There are 4 ways to get from Taunton to Bournemouth by train, bus 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.

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Train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$62 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station 54
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express

$19 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square 30
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Weymouth, Bus Garage X53
  3. Take the train from Weymouth to Bournemouth

$26 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Bournemouth 73.8 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Taunton to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taunton to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Taunton and Bournemouth is 57 miles. The road distance is 73.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Taunton to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taunton station to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Taunton, Bus Station and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via Yeovil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Taunton to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Taunton and arriving at Bournemouth via Westbury (Wilts) and Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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

You can take a train from Taunton to Bournemouth via Westbury (Wilts) and Southampton Central in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taunton to Bournemouth via Yeovil, Bus Station and Yeovil in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Weymouth to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Buses of Somerset
Website
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk
National Express

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