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Cambridge to Taunton by train

It takes an average of 4h 36m to travel from Cambridge to Taunton by train, over a distance of around 161 miles (259 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Cambridge to Taunton and tickets for this journey start from $58.45 when you book in advance.

First train

03:44

Last train

21:53

Departure station

Cambridge

Arrival station

Taunton

Journey time

From 3h 33m

Distance

161 miles (259 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $58.45

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

Take the train from Cambridge to Taunton in 3 hours 33 minutes

If you want to travel from Cambridge to Taunton by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Cambridge to Taunton by train to take around 4 hours 36 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 33 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 11 trains per day running on this route, which spans 259 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Taunton.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Cambridge to Taunton start from $58.45 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Cambridge to Taunton

Want to know more about your journey from Cambridge to Taunton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cambridge to Taunton take?

The average journey time by train between Cambridge and Taunton is 4 hours and 36 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cambridge and Taunton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cambridge to Taunton is 3 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Cambridge to Taunton cost?

Train tickets from Cambridge to Taunton can start from as little as $58.45 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cambridge to Taunton?

No, there are no direct train services from Cambridge to Taunton. Travelling from Cambridge to Taunton by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Cambridge to Taunton leave?

The first train from Cambridge to Taunton leaves at 03:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cambridge to Taunton leave?

The last train from Cambridge to Taunton leaves at 21:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cambridge and Taunton by train?

Trains travelling from Cambridge to Taunton cover a distance of around 161 miles (259 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Taunton

Train tickets from Cambridge to Taunton start at $58.45 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Cambridge to Taunton is right for you.

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