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  1. Handling over 8 million passengers annually, Bristol Airport is the third largest regional airport in England and the main airport serving Somerset, situated just 7 miles from the edge of the county.
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  3. Sixt in Somerset can provide you with excellent customer services and great deals on high quality car hire.
  4. Berrys Coaches - Home of the London Superfast Established in 1920, Berrys Coaches is a family-run business operating from the County Town of Taunton in the heart of the scenic West Country.  We offer a range of services including five daily Super-Fast services linking London and the West Country. Private hire of 16-77 seater coaches, day tours, a driving academy, workshop and MOT facilities and British and European holidays and short breaks.

Somerset Travel Information

In a County as big and beautiful as Somerset it could be said the journey is as important a part of the experience as the destination. We are extremely well connected with airports at Bristol and Exeter, the M5 motorway, a mainline to London and the A303 that brings you in via Stonehenge. If you make the journey by train or bus, you have the added luxury of being able to sit back and enjoy the views.

Travellers trying to find the best route to Somerset by train, bus or flight can now visit GoEuro.co.uk to compare and book various modes of transportation. GoEuro provides users with detailed journey plans to find the best options of travel based on both total travel time and price.

We have one of Britain’s greatest achievers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to thank for the rail link between London and Somerset which opened up the West Country’s seaside resorts to visitors. Currently, GWR is making the biggest investment since Brunel’s time in its network, fleet and stations.

A real treat for the traveller is to dine in style on a Pullman Carriage – described as one of Britain’s best kept secrets - choosing from a menu of West County ingredients and enjoying silver service.

As well as travelling across the County by rail you can travel back in time as Somerset boasts several heritage railways including the longest in England – the West Somerset Railway. This 20-mile line takes you from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead on the edge of Exmoor through charming village stations with magical views of the Quantock Hills, the coast and even a castle. The East Somerset Railway runs through the Mendip Hills and the Somerset and Dorset Railway is based at Midsomer Norton.

Somerset is a popular destination for coaches - they have been coming west since the first services began in the 1920s between London and Bristol.  Today there are a number of companies bringing visitors into the County daily as well as offering excursions to our many attractions and events.

Coach travel too has come a long way since the days of horse drawn stage coaches, even though some of the wonderful coaching Inns remain. Now we can sweep through the countryside in air-conditioned comfort with washrooms and refreshments onboard.
A warm Somerset welcome awaits passengers and their drivers and we are delighted when one of our seaside resorts, Burnham-On-Sea, became the first destination in the South West to achieve ‘Coach Friendly Status’ from the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK.

Once you arrive, you can access Information Centres and websites for helpful hints on finding your way around. One of Britain’s largest bus operators, First Bus, covers the County taking more than 54m passengers on its Bristol, Bath and The West Service. It also operates Park & Ride services in the County Town, Taunton.

For up to date travel information we recommend you visit: https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/
 

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