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A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office information In ticket hall
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 19:00 Saturday: 06:30 to 19:00 Sunday: 08:00 to 19:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

North side of the station

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Taunton station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30
Lost property contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Waiting room information Situated on the platforms.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Refreshment facilities information Starbucks on platform 5 and Dashi Cafe on platform 2. Vending machines also available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Toilets information The toilets are located on Platforms 2 and 5. The National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards and coins
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available. Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"
Post box A Post box is available.
Post box information Platform 2
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Cashpoint information Station entrance
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Shops information Starbucks on platform 5 and Dashi Cafe on platform 2. Vending machines also available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details 08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Customer help points available Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available. Meeting point: Gateline.
Staff help opening times Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day Saturday: 05:30 to 23:30 Sunday: 08:00 to 01:30
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket machines information Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is not available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.
Accessible public pay phones Please request staff assistance. No public phones are accessible.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station Step Free Category A Station - This station has step free access to all platforms via subway and the lifts
Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking 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.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Station Car Park
Operator APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Spaces 406
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: N/A
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £6.30
  • Weekly: £31.50
  • Monthly: £110.00
  • Three monthly: £250.00
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £775.00
Contact details 0345 165 2030
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 82
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Platforms 1 and 5

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is available.
Taxi rank information Taxi Rank: Taxi rank is available at the station entrance. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is available.

Originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Taunton Railway Station opened in 1842 as part of the Bristol and Exeter Railway to connect the two towns. It quickly became an important hub in the route from London to Penzance. The station was extended in 1868 to cope with increasing demand, and again in 1895 when new platforms were added to handle the growing traffic from branch lines.

Today, Taunton Railway Station continues to be a major railway hub in the southwest and serves popular routes, including Exeter to TauntonBristol to Taunton and Plymouth to Taunton.

Things to do in Taunton

Taunton is the largest town in Somerset which borders Devon, Dorset, Gloucester, and Wiltshire. It is twinned with Lisieux in France, and Taunton, Massachusetts in the United States.

Taunton has a rich history with its roots stretching back over 1,300 years. Although it is no longer standing, one of the earliest building projects in the area was an earthen castle erected by King Ine of Wessex in 710. The castle never fell into enemy hands and was demolished by his queen twelve years later to prevent capture by rebels.

Around 900AD, a monastery was founded in Taunton, and a new castle was developed from the Bishop’s manor house starting in 1107. The site is now a Grade I listed building and houses the Museum of Somerset and the Somerset Military Museum. These are the perfect places to start your journey into the history of Somerset when you visit.

There is more to Somerset than ancient kings and wars. Taunton was where the Duke of Monmouth was crowned king in 1685, He might not be a Duke, but legendary science fiction author Arthur C Clarke also called Taunton home. Did you know New Look opened its first store here in 1969?

Other local treats include the canal which closed in 1907 but reopened in 1994 following a successful restoration project. Today the canal is the perfect place to walk, cycle or take a boat ride. Somerset is also famous for its cider, and Taunton is home to several breweries, including The Taunton Cider Co.

While you are exploring Taunton look out for the nature reserves and urban wetlands around the town. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see a Kingfisher.

If it’s the town you want to explore, you will be pleased to know Taunton is full of retail and entertainment options. Priory Fields Retail Park is only a fifteen-minute walk from Taunton Railway Station and features over 100,000 square feet of shopping. While in the centre of town, Belvedere Retail Park is only a few minute’s walk from the town centre.

Taunton boasts a sporting scene featuring a wide variety of activities including Rugby and BMX. There is horse racing too at Taunton racecourse, and once a year the racecourse becomes home to the Somerset Country Show.

There are lots of places to stay in Taunton. Spend a night at one of the luxury hotels or try one of the campsites nearby. After all, camping and train journeys are a perfect mix.

There is so much to see, do and learn in this historic English town, there’s no better time to visit than now. Book your journey with CrossCountry today.

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