South Somerset tourism, accommodation, food, gardens & walks.

Getting to South Somerset

South Somerset is midway between the Somerset and Dorset coastlines and easy to reach by public transport. From London and the South East, it is much closer than Devon & Cornwall!

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South Somerset has a good road network and is easily accessible from different parts of the country.

From the midlands and the north of England, via the M5 junction 24 (Bridgwater) or 25 (Taunton)

From London and the south-east along the M25, M3 and the famous A303!

From Hampshire and Dorset by the A35 or the A37 and from Devon and Cornwall the A30 and A303

AA Route Planner can help you plan your journey with timings and mileage

BBC Somerset travel news gives up-to-date information about local roads


Contact Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or for information about public transport services or about train services on 0845 7484950 or


Berrys Coaches runs daily services between London and Taunton calling at Wincanton, Ilchester, Yeovil, South Petherton and Ilminster.

National Express runs several services a day between London and Taunton and a daily service from London calls at Henstridge, Milborne Port and Yeovil.

First Great Western Trains on the London/Paddington to Plymouth line stop at Castle Cary and Taunton.  Trains on the Heart of Wessex line (Bristol to Weymouth) stop at Bruton, Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill.

South West Trains on the London/Waterloo to Exeter line stop at Templecombe, Sherborne, Yeovil Junction and Crewkerne.


Bristol International Airport is 35 miles from Yeovil, Exeter Airport is 40 miles and Bournemouth Airport 35 miles

From Bilbao, Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff, Santander and St Malo to Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth or Southampton.