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London Paddington to Taunton by train

It takes an average of 2h 11m to travel from London Paddington to Taunton by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (211 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Taunton and tickets for this journey start from £28 when you book in advance.

First train

05:00

Last train

23:45

Departure station

London Paddington

Arrival station

Taunton

Journey time

From 1h 39m

Distance

131 miles (211 km)

Frequency

41 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £28

Train operators

Great Western Railway

Taking the train from London Paddington to Taunton in 1 hour 39 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from London Paddington to Taunton? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 2 hours 11 minutes to travel the 131 miles (211 km) from London Paddington to Taunton by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 41 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling with Great Western Railway for all or at least part of your journey to Taunton.

Book train tickets from London Paddington to Taunton in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £28.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Taunton by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington 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 London Paddington to Taunton take?

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Taunton is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 41 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 London Paddington and Taunton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Taunton is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from London Paddington to Taunton cost?

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Taunton can start from as little as £28 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London Paddington to Taunton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Taunton without having to change trains. There are 41 direct trains from London Paddington to Taunton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London Paddington to Taunton leave?

The first train from London Paddington to Taunton leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Paddington to Taunton leave?

The last train from London Paddington to Taunton leaves at 23:45. 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 London Paddington and Taunton by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Taunton cover a distance of around 131 miles (211 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Taunton to London Paddington. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London Paddington to Taunton.

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Taunton

Train tickets from London Paddington to Taunton start at £28 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 London Paddington to Taunton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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