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 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Taunton has to offer.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 99
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taunton in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 99
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Taunton

Plane

Although Taunton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 28 miles from Taunton. The shortest flight to Taunton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 15m.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Taunton to London takes 2h 09m and costs around C$ 127 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about C$ 382 for a 6h 39m trip. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Car

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 keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Taunton takes 105 miles and will cost you around C$ 20. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about C$ 53 for a journey of 230 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.

Plane

Although Taunton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 28 miles from Taunton. The shortest flight to Taunton from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 15m.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Taunton, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Taunton to London takes 2h 09m and costs around C$ 127 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about C$ 382 for a 6h 39m trip. The train station in Taunton is called Taunton, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Car

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 keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Taunton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Taunton takes 105 miles and will cost you around C$ 20. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about C$ 53 for a journey of 230 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

KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,740 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,451 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,370 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (773 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (689 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,402 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,342 reviews)
Vueling
Good (773 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (455 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (511 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (175 reviews)
PLAY
Good (64 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (105 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Good (8 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (109 reviews)
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Where to stay in Taunton

Average rates range from around C$ 173 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 260 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Taunton

Most booked hotels in Taunton

Holiday Inn Express Taunton East
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
Corner House Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 142+
The Castle at Taunton
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 324+
Holiday Inn Taunton
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 146+
Days Inn by Wyndham Taunton
2 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 86+

Renting a car in Taunton

Expect to pay C$ 2.50 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$ 29.95 and C$ 39.93. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mercedes-Benz A-Class or similar) are, on average, 22% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 2.50 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$ 29.95 and C$ 39.93. The most frequently booked car type in Taunton is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mercedes-Benz A-Class or similar) are, on average, 22% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.