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

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Train  •  2 h 8 min

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

$32 - $62

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Bus First  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Axminster, Trinity Square 30
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Trinity Square to Dorchester, The Museum X51

$13 - $15

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Bus via Yeovil, Bus Station  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station 54
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Dorchester, The Museum X11

$20

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Taunton to Dorchester 45.7 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Dorchester 45.7 miles

$9 - $15

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No, there is no direct bus from Taunton station to Dorchester. However, there are services departing from Taunton, Bus Station and arriving at Dorchester, The Museum via Yeovil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Taunton to Dorchester. However, there are services departing from Taunton and arriving at Dorchester West via Castle Cary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Taunton and Dorchester is 36 miles. The road distance is 45.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Dorchester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Taunton to Dorchester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Taunton to Dorchester is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Taunton to Dorchester bus services, operated by South West Coaches, arrive at Dorchester, The Museum station.

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

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Dorchester.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Taunton to Dorchester via Castle Cary in around 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taunton to Dorchester via Yeovil, Bus Station in around 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $27
Train from Castle Cary to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
49 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
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
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Dorchester, The Museum
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Taunton to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230

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Yes, the driving distance between Taunton to Dorchester is 46 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Taunton to Dorchester.

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