Travelling to Minehead
Minehead is located on the A39. From the M5 motorway use junction 24 at Bridgwater, then follow signs to Taunton or use junction 25 at Taunton, then the A358 (avoiding Taunton Town centre), joining the A39 at Williton. Allow at least 45 mins on either route from the motorway.
Taunton is the nearest mainline rail station. Rail passengers can book combined tickets from selected stations to Minehead including rail travel to Taunton and the bus to Minehead. Tickets may be booked by telephoning Great Western Trains on 0845 700 0125, or the website: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk Most credit/debit cards are accepted and 7 working days should be allowed for tickets to be posted. National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 484950 Web: www.traveline.co.uk. There are direct services to Taunton from Scotland, Northeast England and the Midlands by Cross Country Trains – for further information see www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk There is a regular First Group bus service to Minehead No 28, departing from the south side of Taunton Station. Journey time is just over 1 hour. ; Web: www.firstbus.co.uk.
The West Somerset Railway operates steam and diesel train services on many days between mid March and the end of October from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. First Group runs buses from Taunton to Bishops Lydeard (see above for details)