Cardiff to Taunton by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    22:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 36m

Travelling from Cardiff to Taunton by train

The fastest trains from Cardiff to Taunton take around 1 hour and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 50 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Taunton.

Journeys between Cardiff and Taunton usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Cardiff to Taunton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 56 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Taunton is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:12 and the last train is around 22:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 07:00, and the last at 23:07.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cardiff to Taunton train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Taunton by train.

Which trains operate between Cardiff and Taunton?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cardiff to Taunton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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