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Shrewsbury to Taunton by train

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    23:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 5m
  • Distance
    189 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 39m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Shrewsbury to Taunton by train

Fast trains from Shrewsbury to Taunton take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Shrewsbury and Taunton.

1. Are there direct trains from Shrewsbury to Taunton?

Journeys between Shrewsbury and Taunton usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Shrewsbury 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 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Shrewsbury to Taunton?

The Shrewsbury to Taunton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Shrewsbury to Taunton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Taunton is usually scheduled to depart Shrewsbury around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Shrewsbury around 05:22, and the last at 23:26.

When to book Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury to Taunton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Shrewsbury and Taunton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Shrewsbury 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
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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 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.