Using public transport

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Using public transport

Using public transport

Somerset has a network of bus and rail services, complemented by Demand Responsive and Community Transport and by special tourist bus services to popular destinations. Public transport is a fast, efficient and environmentally friendly way to travel around the county. Modern buses and trains are comfortable and smooth and allow you to make the most of your journey time by catching up on reading, phoning, working on a laptop or simply relaxing.

You can plan your public transport journey by using Traveline

Simply enter your start point, destination, date and time you would like to travel. You will then be shown the different combinations of trains and buses you could catch to complete your journey.

Alternatively, you can phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (charges apply) and tell them when and where you would like to go.

You can also find lots of public transport information on the County Council website including bus passes, timetables and park and ride.


There is lots more information in the Travel Somerset bus section.


Rail services provide a fast, congestion-free link between station towns in Somerset and direct routes to more distant parts of the UK. You can find the latest rail information for Somerset including live train departure times, directions to the station and station contact details in the Travel Somerset rail section including information on train fares.

Community Transport

Community Transport Schemes can offer individual transport and group hire. Some also offer door-to-door services. Find out more in our Community Transport section.

Car Schemes

Community Car Schemes are voluntary schemes using volunteer drivers and their cars to provide a taxi style, door-to-door service for local residents who do not have access to public or their own transport. If you are interested in running a Car Scheme in your village or parish you can find out more on our community car schemes page.

Slinky – Demand Responsive Transport

Slinky is an accessible bus service funded by Somerset County Council for people unable to access conventional transport. You can find out more about the service on our Slinky services page.

Find out more about public transport on the pages below.

County Ticket
Apply for a Concessionary bus pass
Community transport
Community Car Schemes
Slinky – Demand Responsive Transport
Taunton Park and Ride
Transport affected by bad weather
Providing Transport
Somerset County Council school transport section
Somerset County Council Public Transport section