The best-connected station for Exmoor National Park is Taunton, to the east of the park on the mainline through the South West of England with regular connections to Bristol, London, Birmingham and the North. From Cornwall and Devon, head for Tiverton Parkway or change at Exeter for the Tarka Line that runs up to Barnstaple, where you can catch buses to take you towards Lynton and Lynmouth and the north of the national park.

Visit Exmoor National Park to experience some of the most stunning and unspoilt scenery in the country. The rolling moorlands make for an excellent day out walking; just be sure to stop and enjoy a picnic while you're at it! Have a look at Exmoor National Park's website for more info on visiting.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: 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
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces193
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£217.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces82
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platforms 1 and 5
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

access to all platforms via lift except for plts 3 and 4 where staff may need to provide assistance

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

Exmoor National Park extends for 267 square miles along the north coast of Somerset and down into Devon, famous for its incredible landscapes ripe for explorers, including vast swathes of open moorland – home to the iconic Exmoor ponies - tranquil ancient wooded valleys and the highest cliffs in England.
Exmoor is a great place to pull on your walking boots and head off for a hike or a short stroll – whatever your pace, there’s a path for you. Take the trail to the highest point at Dunkery Beacon or see if you can spot the adventurous goats in the Valley of the Rocks. Follow in the footsteps of Lorna Doone around the hamlet of Malmsmead, or face the challenge of the South West Coast Path for spectacular views across the Bristol Channel.
There’s also plenty of opportunity for a day out with a difference on Exmoor. You can ride the funicular railway which links the twin towns of Lynton on the cliffs and Lynmouth at sea level, 500ft below. See the medieval village of Dunster lit only by candlelight during its winter festival. Or take to the waves for some sea kayaking – where if you’re very, very lucky you might just spot a dolphin.

Departures and arrivals from Taunton

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:014On time
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway12:193On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway12:352On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:434On time
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway12:462On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway11:543On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway12:004On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:332On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway12:414On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:432On time

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