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

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Train  •  3 h 3 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

$63 - $146

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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 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square 30
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Dorchester, South Station X51
  3. Take the train from Dorchester South to Bournemouth

$24 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Bournemouth 73.8 miles

$15 - $23

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

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

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Taunton to Bournemouth bus services, operated by Buses of Somerset, arrive at Taunton, Bus Station.

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Taunton to Bournemouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Taunton station.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Bournemouth is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Taunton to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Taunton to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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 3 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 4 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Dorchester South to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
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

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 Yeovil to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Taunton to Bournemouth is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Taunton to Bournemouth.

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