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 July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in July
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. The shortest flight to Taunton from the United States departs from Washington, D.C. and takes around 12h 30m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Taunton to Cardiff takes 0h 32m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $30 for a 1h 13m trip. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.9 km from the city center.


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


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. From Cardiff, the bus ride to Taunton takes 97 km and will cost you around $7. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $16 for a journey of 193 km. The most popular bus station is Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue, located 2.6 km from downtown Taunton. Taunton Flook House is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 km from the city center.

Airports near Taunton

Airlines serving Taunton

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Air France
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British Airways
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Etihad Airways
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Aegean Airlines
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Wizz Air
Good (372 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (338 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (39 reviews)
Wizz Air UK
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Where to stay in Taunton

Average rates range from around $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $198 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Taunton

Most booked hotels in Taunton

Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct. 25
Excellent (8.2, 2492 reviews)
Corner House Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 1236 reviews)
The Walnut Tree Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 841 reviews)
Admiral's Table, Bridgwater by Marston's Inns
Excellent (8, 599 reviews)
White Hart Hotel
Excellent (8, 550 reviews)
Royal Ashton Hotel
Good (7.9, 630 reviews)
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Renting a car in Taunton

Renting a car in Taunton costs $34 per day, on average, or $67 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 18% cheaper than airport locations in Taunton.

Expect to pay $7.34 per gallon in Taunton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $88.12 and $117.50. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Ford Ka or similar) are, on average, 79% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.