Travel By Bus
Travelling by bus is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to get around Somerset. Modern buses are comfortable and smooth, and allow you to make the most of your journey time - catch up on reading or simply relax.
With buses linking all of the major towns, and a park and ride scheme in operation, serving two sites in Taunton. Travel by bus is a great choice in Somerset. Try our journey planner to start planning your next bus journey.
Concessionary Bus Pass
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass is a national pass. Each travel concession authority, in this case Somerset Council, holds responsibility for administrating the scheme in their own area. Therefore this application is only valid for Somerset residents who are of pensionable age or eligible on the grounds of disability.
The bus pass is free, but there may be an administration charge for replacing a valid pass if it has been lost, stolen or damaged.
Register, apply and Renew a concessionary bus pass using the link below:
Operators providing registered bus services in Somerset:
Buses of Somerset 0345 6402 0121
Hamilton Road, Taunton TA1 2EH
First West of England 0345 646 0707
Enterprise House, Easton Rd, Bristol, BS5 0DZ
South West Coaches 01963 33124
Oak Way, Lufton Business Park, Yeovil, BA22 8HS
Frome Bus 01373 471474
George’s Ground, Marston Trading Estate, Frome, BA11 4RP
Libra Travel 01373 812255
Buckland Down Cottage, Buckland Down, Buckland Dinham, Frome, BA11 2RG
Hatch Green Coaches 01823 480338
Hatch Green Garage, Hatch Beauchamp, TA3 6TN
Bakers Dolphin 01934 415000
48 Locking Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 3DN
Dartline Coaches 01392 872900
Langdon Business Park, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1AF
Ridlers Coaches 01398 323398
Jury Rd Garage, Dulverton, TA22 9EJ
Somerset Council Fleet 01823 356132
County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Community Transport South West 01935 477399
Unit 5, Yeovil Small Business Centre, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA
Mendip Community Transport 01749 880613
MCT House, Unit 10A, Quarry Way Business Park, Waterlip, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4RN
ATWEST 01643 709701
The Sanctuary, Mart Road, Minehead TA24 5BY
Faresaver 01249 444444
The Coach Yard, Vincients Road, Bumpers Farm, Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wilts, SN14 6QA
Stagecoach (Including The Falcon Service) 0345 810 1000
One Stockport Exchange, 20 Railway Road, Stockport, United Kingdom SK1 3SW
Registered Express coach services operating in Somerset
Berrys Coaches 01823 331356
Peter Clifford House, Great Western Way, Taunton TA2 6BX
National Express 0871 781 8181
National Express House, Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DD
Travel By Train
With regular high speed connections to London, and direct links within the South West, rail travel plays an important role in keeping Somerset connected. Stations across the county provide access to some of the region's top attractions.
Use our Journey Planner to start planning your next rail journey.
Rail fares vary considerably, even for the same journey. Buying tickets at the station just before you travel is usually the most expensive option. You can often cut the cost of your fares significantly by comparing fares online using services such as nationalrail.co.uk, thetrainline.com or raileasy.co.uk.
You could also cut the cost of travel by looking at railcard options, or by:
- Buying tickets in advance
- Travelling off peak
- Checking both single and return fares
- Looking for special tickets and special offers
- Looking for discounts for business travel and bulk bookings