Taunton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Taunton

With a population of 60,433, Taunton is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Taunton

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bare Grills - Taunton (45 Bridge Street) and Zizzi - Taunton (Magdalene House Magdalene Street) are great picks.

When to visit Taunton

Taunton in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Taunton


Although Taunton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 38 km from Taunton.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Taunton to London takes 1h 13m and costs around $140 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $221 for a 3h 09m trip. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Taunton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 214 km from Taunton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Cardiff, the bus ride to Taunton takes 97 km and will cost you around $12. From London, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 225 km. The most popular bus station is Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue, located 2.6 km from the city centre of Taunton. Taunton Flook House is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 km from the city centre.

Airports near Taunton

Airlines serving Taunton

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British Airways
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Air France
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (224 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (328 reviews)
Aer Lingus
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Aegean Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (426 reviews)
Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Taunton

Most booked hotels in Taunton

Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct. 25, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Corner House Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
White Hart
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Taunton
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Days Inn by Wyndham Taunton
Good (6.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Taunton

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Taunton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.23 and $46.98. Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Taunton, while also 15% cheaper than other types, on average.