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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Taunton has to offer.

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 December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in December
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 24 miles from Taunton. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, easyJet and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Taunton departs from Inverness and takes around 1h 20m.


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 £23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £80 for a 3h 04m trip. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Taunton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 133 miles from Taunton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. The most popular bus station is Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue, located 1.6 miles from the city centre of Taunton. Taunton Flook House is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Taunton

Airlines serving Taunton

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Air France
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Kenya Airways
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Hiring a car in Taunton

Hiring a car in Taunton costs £45 per day, on average, or £90 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 43% cheaper than airport locations in Taunton.

Expect to pay £1.82 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 £21.75 and £28.99. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.