South Somerset District Council's tourism website. Everything for the perfect holiday in England!

Getting Here


South Somerset is midway between the Somerset and Dorset coastlines and easy to reach by public transport and by car.


By road

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

Travelling from the midlands and the north of England, use the M5 to junction 24 (Bridgwater) or 25 (Taunton)

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

From Hampshire and Dorset use 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

Public transport

Contact Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or for information about public transport services or contact our Tourist Information Centres

Alternatively visit Trainline - a useful one-stop shop for train and coach travel, bringing together routes, fares and journey times from more than 150 train and coach companies in 36 countries for easy ticket purchase.

Coach services

Berrys Coaches runs daily services between London and Taunton calling at Wincanton, Ilchester, Yeovil, South Petherton and Ilminster.  Information on 01823 331356 or

National Express runs several services a day between London and Taunton and a daily service from London calls at Henstridge, Milborne Port and Yeovil.  Information on 0870 5808080 or

By rail

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

Information on train services on 0845 7484950 or

Car hire and taxi services

For information on car hire and taxi companies call Yeovil Tourist Information Centre on 01935 462781 or email

By air

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

By sea

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