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

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

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

$44 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Taunton, Bus Station to Yeovil, Bus Station 54

$26 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 40 min

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

$28 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Shaftesbury 50 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The distance between Taunton and Shaftesbury is 40 miles. The road distance is 50 miles.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Shaftesbury without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Taunton to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Shaftesbury is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

Mode details

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

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There are 278+ hotels available in Shaftesbury. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Taunton to Shaftesbury via Exeter St Davids, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, Buses of Somerset operates a bus from Taunton to Shaftesbury every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
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, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
busesofsomerset.co.uk

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