A guide to bus services to Taunton and in Taunton

Appendix A

 

Places served by buses to and from Taunton. Note that not all of these are regular daily services. Column 1 gives the company name and service number, column 2 lists places served by that bus, column 3 gives details of whether the service allows for arrival in Taunton before 9am and departure after 5pm to allow for travel to work/school or college and column 4 gives information about the regularity and frequency of the service. SCAT is now Bridgwater College but remains as SCAT or Somerset College on the majority, if not all, timetables.

 

The new bus timetable (from 30th May 2017) is much larger than before and now includes buses for other areas such as Bridgwater, Yeovil, Minehead, Wells, Sherborne, Wincanton, Street, Burnham on Sea, Weston Super Mare and Porlock. These are not included in the table. Local bus service 2 has a completely altered route and now serves Monkton Heathfield thus providing a service to the Tacchi Morris Centre.

 

Company/Service number Towns/villages on route Early morning/ early evening service? Frequency
Berrys coaches
Superfast 1 Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton, North Petherton, Bridgwater, London Arrives London mid morning, leaves early evening, late service Friday evening 2/3 daily each way
Superfast 2 Taunton, Ilminster, South Petherton, Yeovil, Ilchester, Royal Naval Air Station, Wincanton, London Arrives London mid morning, leaves early evening 2 daily each way
Superfast 3 Taunton, Street, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Warminster, Codford Village Arrives London mid morning, leaves early evening 1 daily each way
Hatch Green Buses
23, 23b Williton, Watchet, Kilve, Stogursey, Nether Stowey, Hawkridge, Buncombe, West Bagborough, Cotford St Luke, Bishops Lydeard, Stairfoot Cross, Yarford, Fulford, Kingston St Mary, Taunton Morning yes, last return is 16.45. 4 each way. Only one service covers all listed villages
51 Stok St Gregory, Athelney Bridge, North Curry, Lillesdon, Henlade,Taunton Yes 5 journeys each way
97 Taunton, SCAT, Trull, Staplehay, Canonsgrove (Town service) Yes 10 to Taunton and 9 from Taunton
98 Broadway, Horton, Buckland St Mary, Bishopswood, Churchinford, Blagdon Hill, Canonsgrove, Staplehay, Trull, SCAT, Taunton Yes 1 to Taunton and 2 from Taunton
Nippybus
N10 Martock, Bower Hinton, Ilminster, Ashill, Hatch Beauchamp, Henlade, Taunton No 4 to and from Taunton
N10C – college days only Stanchester School, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Martock, Kingsbury, Stembridge, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Compton Durville, West Lambrook, Shepton Beauchamp, Barrington, Puckington, Ilton, Hatch Beauchamp, Henlade, Taunton, SCAT Yes 1 service each way to coincide with college hours at SCAT
Stagecoach
2 Seaton. Colyford, Colyton, Shute, Wilmington, Honiton, Combe Raleigh, Dunkeswell, Sheldon, Hemyock, Culmstock, Nicolashayne, Sampford Moor, Wellington, West Buckland, Taunton Yes, only from and to Honiton To Taunton 4 full and 1 partial service, from Taunton 3 full and 2 partial services
Falcon Plymouth, Sowton, Exeter, Cullompton, Taunton, Bridgwater, Brent Knoll, Bristol Airport Yes, runs 24 hours a day, peak service is hourly 19 services M-F and 20 at weekends
Dartline
387 Sidmouth, Bowd, Tipton St John, Wiggerton, Ottery St Mary, Feniton, Fenny Bridges, Gittisham, Honiton, Monkton, Rawridge, Upottery, Smeatharpe, Churchinford, Culmhead, Blagdon Hill, Staplehay, Taunton No 1 service on Monday and Thursday only
Buses of Somerset
1 Taunton local service between Wellsprings Road, Ladymead Road, Priorswood Shops, Cheddon Road, Taunton Station, The Parade Yes Runs every 15 minutes most of the day. 1 hourly Sunday
2 Taunton local service between West Monton, Monkton Heathfield, Venture Way Medical Centre, Nerrols Drive, Bosington Road, Bircham Road, Selworthy Road, Lyngford Road, Priorswood Road, Taunton Station, The Parade Yes Runs every 30 minutes most of the day. No Sunday service.
3 Taunton local service between Bishops Hull, SCAT, The Parade Yes Runs every 30 minutes most of the day. No Sunday serivce
4

May become Service 2 when reaching the town centre

Taunton local service between Laxton Road, Wheatley Crescent (close to Asda), The Parade Yes Runs every 30 minutes most of the day. No Sunday service
5 is no longer in operation. Services 5 and 6 have combined routes.
6 Taunton local between South Road (for Richard Huish College and Bishop Fox School), Chestnut Drive, Juniper Road, Ashbourne Crescent, Normandy Drive, Wordsworth Drive, South Street, The Parade. Yes Runs every 30 minutes most of the day. No Sunday service
7 Taunton local service between The Parade, Parkfield Road, College Way, Queensway, Comeytrowe Lane, Deane Drive, Claremont Drive, The Parade Yes Runs every 30 minutes most of the day. No Sunday service
9/Park and Ride 1 Taunton local service between Gateway Park and Ride, Taunton Bus Station, Musgrove Park Hospital. Mountway Road, Silk Mills Park and Ride Yes Runs every 15 minutes most of the day. 1 hourly Sundays
21/21a Burnham on Sea, Highbridge, Huntspill, Pawlett, Dunball, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Brittons Ash(21a),  Monkton Heathfield (21), Taunton Bus Station Yes Runs every 15 minutes Taunton- Bridgwater. Every 30 minutes Bridgwater –Burnham on Sea. Hourly service on Sundays.
22/22a Tonedale (22a), Rockwell Green (22), Wellington, Musgrove Park Hospital, SCAT, Taunton Yes Runs every 15 minutes most of the day. Hourly service Sundays.
22 Tiverton, Halberton, Willand, Uffculme, Appledore, Rockwell Green, Wellington, SCAT, Taunton Yes to Taunton, no from Taunton 5 services 1 way, 4 the other. 4 and 3 services Saturdays.  Sunday service from Wellington-Taunton hourly
25 Dulverton, Brushford, Bampton, Shillingford, Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Milverton, Hillcommon, Cotford St Luke, Norton Fitzwarren, Bindon Roas, Taunton Station, Bus Station Yes Every 2 hours Monday to Friday. Reduced service Saturday. No Sunday service
28 Minehead, Dunster, Washford, Watchet, Williton, Bicknoller turning, Seven Ash, West Somerset Railway, Bishops Lydeard, Norton Manor, Staplegrove, Taunton Bus Station Yes. Good service as it is only way to get to Butlins Twice an hour M-S and hourly on Sundays
29 Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Ashcott, Othery, East Lyng, Creech Heathfield, Creech St Michael, Ruishton, Brittons Ash, Taunton Bus Station Yes Hourly service during week. No Sunday service
30 Axminster, Tatworth, Chard, Ilminster, Thornfalcon, Henlade, Taunton Bus Station Yes Services approximately every 90 minutes
54 Yeovil, Ilchester, Somerton, Pitney, Langport, Curry Rivel, Fivehead, Wrantage, Henlade, Taunton Bus Station Yes Hourly service. No Sunday service
55 is no longer in operation. Service replaced by 29
99 Chard, Combe St Nicholas, Eagle Tavern, Buckland St Mary, Staple Fitzpaine, Shoreditch, Richard Huish College, Taunton Bus Station Yes Service every 2 hours. No Sunday service

 

Appendix B

 

List of towns and villages served by buses to and from Taunton

 

 

Appledore
Ashcott
Ashill
Athelney Bridge
Axminster
Bampton
Barrington
Bicknoller
Bishops Lydeard
Bishopswood
Blagdon Hill
Bowd
Bower Hinton
Brent Knoll
Bridgwater
Brittons Ash
Broadway
Brushford
Buckland St Mary
Buncombe
Burnham on Sea
Canonsgrove
Chard
Churchinford
Colyford
Colyton
Combe Raleigh
Compton Durville
Cotford St Luke
Creech St Michael
Cullompton
Culmhead
Culmstock
Dulverton
Dunball
Dunkeswell
Dunster
East Lambrook
East Lyng
Exeter
Feniton
Fenny Bridges
Fivehead
Fulford
Gittisham
Glastonbury
Halberton
Hatch Beauchamp
Hawkridge
Hemyock
Henlade
Highbridge
Hillcommon
Honiton
Horton
Hunstpill
Ilchester
Ilminster
Ilton
Kilve
Kingsbury
Kingston St Mary
Lillesdon
Martock
Milverton
Minehead
Monkton
Monkton Heathfield
Nether Stowey
Nicolashayne
North Curry
North Petherton
Norton Fitzwarren
Norton Manor
Othery
Ottery St Mary
Pawlett
Pitney
Plymouth
Puckington
Rawridge
Rockwell Green
Ruishton
Sampford Moor
SCAT
Seaton
Seven Ash
Sheldon
Shepton Beauchamp
Shillingford
Shute
Sidmouth
Smeathorpe
South Petherton
Sowton
Stairfoot Cross
Stanchester School
Staplehay
Stembridge
Stogursey
Stoke St Gregory
Stoke Sub Hamdon
Street
Tatworth
Thornfalcon
Tipton St John
Tiverton
Tonedale
Trull
Uffculme
Upottery
Washford
Watchet
Watchet
Watterow
Wellington
Wells
West Bagborough
West Buckland
West Lambrook
Wiggerton
Willand
Williton
Wiveliscombe
Wrantage
Yeovil

 

 

 

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