Connectivity

Positioned in the heart of the South West, Taunton is minutes from the M5

30 minutes to Bristol and just over 90 minutes to London by rail

Two International Airports within 45 minutes drive of Taunton

New mainline railway station planned for Wellington, with works due to start in 2024

£15.9m investment in Taunton Station

Excellent road, rail and transport links

A gateway to the South West, and easily accessible to the wider UK and the rest of the world, Somerset West and Taunton offers direct access to the M5, high speed main line rail services to many UK cities and international travel via Bristol airport.

Also nearby is Exeter airport, 40 minutes away via road, it offers flights to a range of locations.

An £15.9 million renovation project has been completed, to further improve Taunton’s train station and a new station is planned for Wellington with work set to start in 2024.

The area’s excellent connectivity provides businesses with significant opportunities to access global markets and supply chains and travel for business and pleasure.

Contact our SWITCH team today to find out more about the opportunities afforded to businesses looking for a well connected UK location.

Miles to UK locations:

  • Exeter – 34 miles
  • Bristol – 46 miles
  • Bournemouth – 75 miles
  • Cardiff – 78 miles
  • Plymouth – 75 miles
  • Southampton – 100 miles
  • Cornwall – 120 miles
  • Birmingham – 138 miles
  • Central London – 152 miles
“Taunton is a great place to base an international business with an adaptable skilled workforce, and great transportation and communication links to the UK and the rest of the world.”

Paul Thomas, Plant Manager at Pearsalls

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