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. Taunton deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Taunton

If you’re looking for affordable options, Duende (4 High Street Wiveliscombe) and Brazz (Castle Bow) are great picks.

When to visit Taunton

Taunton in December
Estimated hotel price
£59
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in December
Estimated hotel price
£59
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Taunton

Plane

Although Taunton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 38 km from Taunton. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, Blue Islands and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Taunton departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Cross Country. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.

Car

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 DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Exeter, the bus ride to Taunton takes 169 km and will cost you around £7. From London, the ticket costs about £12 for a journey of 177 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.

Plane

Although Taunton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Exeter Airport (EXT), which is located 38 km from Taunton. Exeter Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from British Airways, Loganair, Blue Islands and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Taunton departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Cross Country. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.

Car

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 DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Exeter, the bus ride to Taunton takes 169 km and will cost you around £7. From London, the ticket costs about £12 for a journey of 177 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

KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,400 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,439 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,449 reviews)
GOL
Good (681 reviews)
Vueling
Good (815 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (490 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (89 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Okay (12 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (101 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Taunton

Most booked hotels in Taunton

Mercure Bridgwater
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£70+
Holiday Inn Express Taunton East
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£65+
Corner House Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£77+
The Walnut Tree Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£63+
The Castle at Taunton
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£175+
Admiral's Table, Bridgwater by Marston's Inns
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£54+

Hiring a car in Taunton

Hiring a car in Taunton costs £33 per day, on average, or £66 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at Bristol.

Expect to pay £1.50 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 £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 32% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Taunton costs £33 per day, on average, or £66 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at Bristol.

Expect to pay £1.50 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 £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 32% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.