How to travel from Reading to Taunton

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Travel Information from Reading to Taunton

distanceDistance97 miles (156 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€27) • 1 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Rail

Travel 97 miles (156 km) by train or bus between Reading and Taunton. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Taunton.

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from Reading to Taunton

How to get from Reading to Taunton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Reading to Taunton is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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You can travel by train or bus for as low as $32 (€27). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Travel information from Reading to Taunton with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 16 min
  • Cheapest Price: $32

FAQs: Travel from Reading to Taunton

FAQs: Travel to Taunton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Reading to Taunton.

There are 2 travel options to Taunton from Reading. You can take a train or bus.

The cheapest way to travel to Taunton from Reading is a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options from Reading to Taunton:

A bus is $24 (€20) less than a train with an average ticket price of $32 (€27) from Reading to Taunton.

The quickest way to travel to Taunton from Reading is by train, which takes on average 1 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

Bus takes 2 h 40 min on average.

The distance from Reading to Taunton is approximately 97 miles (156 km).

The average frequency per day from Reading to Taunton is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Reading and Taunton as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Reading to Taunton:

  • Buses mostly depart from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and arrive in Taunton, Yallands Hill / Thornash Close.
  • Trains from Reading to Taunton most often leave from Reading and arrive in Taunton.

The following travel companies offer services from Reading to Taunton:

  • Megabus can get you to Taunton by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Reading to Taunton for $44 (€38) on Omio.
  • Great Western Rail can take you to Taunton by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Rail from Reading to Taunton for $32 (€27).

Yes, there are direct routes from Reading to Taunton with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 14 direct trains per day to Taunton with.

Direct services to Taunton tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Reading to Taunton? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to Taunton usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Minehead, Backwell or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol, Minehead, Backwell or Birmingham from Taunton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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