Our Sustainable Travel policy

We are part of the Taunton Deane Green Policy. We encourage our visitors to use alternative forms of transport and provide cycle racks and cycle paths.

We are part of the car share scheme for Taunton Deane and have designated parking areas for users of the scheme.

How to find us

All roads lead to University Centre Somerset – as do many trains. So wherever you’re coming from, getting here is simple. Here’s what to do to make travelling here as straightforward as possible.

By Car

Coming either north or south on the M5 you can get off at either Junction 25 (Taunton A358) or Junction 26 (Taunton A38). Click here for a route plan.

Parking Policy
University Centre Somerset has limited parking at the centre. Visitors are encouraged to car share where possible and use public transport when visiting the centre. See below for information on public transport to the centre.

The University Centre Somerset employs a £1 per day car parking charge across all of the Taunton centre car parks (weekdays only 8am-5.30pm). Please note that at weekends some of the car parks are closed.

Please click on one of the options below to see the centre map and for directions on how to get to University Centre Somerset by road.

3D centre view (pdf)
Map of Taunton (pdf)
Map of the South West (large)

Park and Ride

Buses leave the Park and Ride car park (near the Silk Mills Roundabout, click here for a map) every six to twelve minutes. After a short ride they will drop you off in front of the Centre entrance. The cost is £2.20 return including free parking.

A second Park and Ride car park is also available at the Taunton Gateway site (Ruishton, Taunton, TA3 5LU), located near the Taunton M5 roundabout, Junction 25. For information on the two Taunton Park and Ride sites please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/tauntonflyer.

Train

Taunton has a main line station with fast trains to London (two hours), Bristol (45 minutes), Birmingham and Plymouth.

Coach

National Express provides a regular service to most parts of the country, Berrys coaches also offer frequent services to various parts of the UK. Both services stop at Taunton bus station, a ten minute walk from the centre.

Air

Bristol International Airport is approximately 45 minutes by car and Exeter Airport is approximately 35 minutes.

Sea

We are close to Plymouth and Poole with their connection to France, Spain and beyond.

On Foot

The main centre is only ten minutes stroll from the town centre. View Map of Taunton for directions.

By Cycle

There is a cycle path along Wellington Road and through the centre and more routes are planned. There are cycle racks at several locations throughout the centre. We are committed to green transport and therefore encourage students and staff to cycle whenever possible.

By Bus

A number of buses drop you virtually at the University Centre Somerset's main entrance.

There are numerous independent bus companies operating within the county. For independent, county-wide timetable information please contact Traveline South West on 0871 200 223 385 (7am-10pm every day).