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Trains to Taunton Station

Taunton Station is the sole train station in the town of Taunton in Somerset. Taunton Station is situated north of Taunton and north of the River Tone. Vivary Park, The Museum of Somerset, and Coates English Willow Visitor Centre are among the many places you can visit in and around Taunton.

Taunton Station is managed by Great Western Railway and has six platforms. Great Western Railway and CrossCountry operate regular services to and from Taunton Station, while West Somerset Railway runs trains for special events. Exeter Central Station can be reached in around 30 minutes from Taunton Station.

Taunton Station was initially opened on 1st July 1842, while a significant rebuilding was completed on 17th August 1868; there have been several extensions and improvements to Taunton Station since then. Passenger numbers have increased yearly at Taunton Station, with 1.4 million travelling through Taunton Station in 2022/23.

Station Area Map

Taunton Station is situated on Station Approach next to Station Road. Taunton Station is north of the River Tone, and Somerset County Cricket Club, French Weir Park, and Vivary Golf Course & Adventure Centre are all within walking distance of Taunton Station.

Bristol Temple Meads station can be reached in around an hour from Taunton Station. Great Western Railway operates regular services from Taunton to London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, Plymouth, and Penzance; they also run an overnight Night Riviera sleeper service. CrossCountry runs trains from Taunton Station to Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads.

Station Details and Facilities


Taunton station, Station Approach, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1QP

General Information

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 06:10 to 20:00
  • Saturday – 06:10 to 20:00
  • Sunday – 08:00 to 20:00

Passenger Services

Information Services Open

  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 05:30 - 23:30
  • Sunday 08:00 - 01:30

Customer Help Points

Customer help points are available at Taunton Station.

Lost Property

  • Monday - Friday 08:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Register your lost property with Great Western Railway lost property.

Location for Rail Replacement Services

North side of the station.

Ticket Buying and Collection

Ticket Office

Situated in the ticket hall.

Ticket Office Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 06:10 - 20:00
  • Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between the following times: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00 and Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Accessible Ticket Machines

Accessible ticket machines are available at Taunton Station.

Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.

Height-adjusted ticket counter

There is not a height adjusted ticket counter at Taunton Station.

Induction Loop

The ticket office at Banbury Station has an induction loop.

Penalty Fares

Penalty fares are applicable for Great Western Railway.

Station Facilities


An ATM is available at the station entrance of Taunton Station.

First Class Lounge

There is not a First Class Lounge at Taunton Station.

Waiting Room

Situated on the platforms.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 24 hours
  • Saturday – 06:10 to 20:00
  • Sunday – 08:00 to 20:00

Baby Change

Located on Platforms 2 and 5.


There are pay phones available which take cards and coins.

Post Box

There is a post box available on Platform 2 at Taunton Station.

Tourist Information

There is no Tourist Information Office at Taunton Station.

Bureau De Change

There is no Bureau De Change at Taunton Station.


Starbucks on platform 5 and Dashi Cafe on platform 2. Vending machines also available.



Meeting point: Gateline.

  • Monday to Friday – 24 hours
  • Saturday – 05:30 to 23:30
  • Sunday – 08:00 to 01:30

Ramp For Train Access

A ramp for train access is available at Taunton Station.


08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)

National Key Toilets

The National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request.

Step Free Access

Step Free Category A Station.

Taunton station has step free access to all platforms via subway and the lifts.

Impaired Mobility Set Down

At the station entrance.


Wheelchairs are available at Taunton Station.


Impaired Mobility Set Down

Set- Down / Pick up Points are available adjacent to the station entrance. Assisted travel meeting point - Booking office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff.


Great Western Railway offer free WiFi access. Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"


Station Approach, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1QP

Open 24 hours a day.

Taxi Rank

Taxi rank is available at the station entrance. If you require an accessible taxi, please approach a member of staff.

Bicycle Parking

Storage sheltered Yes

Storage location Platforms 1 and 5

Storage spaces 82

Storage CCTV Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

How many platforms does Taunton station have?

Taunton Station has 6 platforms.

What time does Taunton train station open?

Taunton train station usually opens just before the day's first train departs.

What line is Taunton station on?

Taunton Station is on the Great Western Main Line with trains running to Reading.