The Quantock Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and popular with walkers, bird watchers, outdoor explorers, and locals alike. Known for panoramic views across the north Devon countryside and coastline Quantock Hills has something for everyone. 

Getting there by train is fairly straight forward and you can alight at Taunton before making your way up into the hills by taxi, bus, or on foot. You might though want to consider taking a steam train into the Quantock Hills. If so climb aboard the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. There's a bus link between Taunton station and the WSR which operated by First Somerset and Avon Bus, look for the number 28 service.

To find out more about Quantock Hills visit their website here.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:10:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:10:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Starbucks on platform 5 and Dashi Cafe on platform 2. Vending machines also available.
ATM notes
Station entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step Free Category A Station - This station has step free access to all platforms via subway and the lifts
Toilets notesThe 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 changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Meeting point: Gateline.
Customer Service notes
Please visit for GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces264
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces82
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platforms 1 and 5
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Taunton station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Taunton

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Minehead BusGreat Western Railway08:39On time
to PaigntonCrossCountry08:433On time
to NewcastleCrossCountry08:535On time
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway08:572On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway09:032On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Minehead BusGreat Western Railway08:40Scheduled
from Bristol Temple MeadsCrossCountry08:423On time
from PlymouthCrossCountry08:525On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway08:562On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:032Late

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