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
C$ 95
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 95
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. The shortest flight to Taunton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 05m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Taunton to Cardiff takes 0h 52m and costs around C$ 22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 116 for a 1h 14m 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 rental from London, which is about 133 miles from Taunton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Cardiff, the bus ride to Taunton takes 60 miles and will cost you around C$ 5. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about C$ 10 for a journey of 105 miles. The most popular bus station is Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue, located 1.6 miles from downtown 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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British Airways
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Air France
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Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (221 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Aegean Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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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)
C$ 146+
Corner House Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 139+
White Hart Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 112+
Holiday Inn Taunton
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 142+
Days Inn by Wyndham Taunton
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
C$ 101+

Renting a car in Taunton

Expect to pay C$ 2.43 per litre in Taunton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.08 and C$ 38.77. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Ford Fiesta or similar) are, on average, 64% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.