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Bus Service & Bus Service Changes

Bus service changes happen 2 or 3 times a year normally. The next bus

service changes will be in April 2023.

However, a NEW 126 service is being launched from Weston-Super-Mare t

o Wells on January 2nd. It is run by First West and runs Monday to Saturday.

The timetable can be accessed here:

The main bus operators in Somerset are:

Buses of Somerset:

First West of England:

Hatch Green Coaches:

Somerset Council:

Mendip Community Transport:

Libra Travel:

Frome Bus:

South West Coaches:


What evening buses run in Somerset?


The following evening buses run in Somerest. See timetables below:

1E -
21 -
22 -
28 -
30 -
172 / 173 / 174
D2 / D2x

1E – Taunton to Priorswood/Musgrove Park/Silk Mills Park and Ride – hourly service with last departure from Taunton Parade to Silk Mills 10.35pm and last departure from Taunton Parade to Priorswood at 11.05pm. 


21 – Bridgwater to Taunton (Musgrove Park Hospital) – hourly service with last departure from Musgrove Park Hospital to Bridgwater Bus Station 11.03pm and last departure from Bridgwater Bus Station to Musgrove Park Hospital 10.15pm. 


22 - Wellington to Taunton - hourly service with last departure from Taunton Castle Way at 11.05pm and last departure from Wellington High Street at 11.50pm. 


28 - Minehead to Taunton - (including diversion via Cotford St Luke and Norton Fitzwarren on last three journeys in each direction) . Additional journeys at 8.30pm and 10.30pm from Taunton Castle Way and 8.45pm and 10.15pm from Minehead, Butlins. 


30 – Taunton to Chard – Additional journeys at 8.10pm and from Taunton Parade to Chard (via Taunton Gateway Park & Ride) and an additional journey 9.11pm from Chard, Boden Street. 

FREE Bus Service


There is a free bus service run by Somerset Passenger Solutions (subsiduary of First Bus). 

Flexible transport – Somerset’s Slinky Bus

As well as regular bus services across Somerset, there is the Slinky Bus which is a door-to-door demand responsive transport service funded by Somerset County Council for people not served by or unable to access conventional public transport.

ll the vehicles are accessible and the service can be used for various purposes including; getting to local health appointments or exercise classes, visiting friends or family, going shopping or attending social events. You can also use Slinky as a link to access other forms of public transport.

Think Travel Portal

Plan your bus journey, find links to operators, Slinky and community transport on Somerset County Council's Travel portal. Think Travel : Homepage

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