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

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Train  •  2h 8m

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

$32 - $61

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Bus First  •  3h 54m

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

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station 54
  2. Take the bus from Yeovil to Dorchester National Express / ...

$6 - $10

Bus via Dorchester, The Museum  •  3h 44m

  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

Taxi  •  57m

  1. Take a taxi from Taunton to Dorchester 45.7 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  57m

  1. Drive from Taunton to Dorchester 45.7 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Taunton to Dorchester is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Taunton to Dorchester is to taxi which costs £200 - £250 and takes 57m.

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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 via Yeovil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 58m.

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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 2h 8m.

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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 2h 8m and costs £24 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m 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 2h 8m and costs £24 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 2h 58m.

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

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 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taunton to Dorchester via Yeovil in around 2h 58m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Castle Cary to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
49m
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
firstgroup.com
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
Bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Axminster, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
firstgroup.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 Yeovil to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
South West Coaches
Phone
01935 475 872
Email
info@southwestcoaches.co.uk
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Dorchester, South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Dorchester, The Museum
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Taunton to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
57m
Estimated price
$260 - $320

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Taunton to Dorchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester station.

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

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

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