Bruton Station is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the centre of town, across Church Bridge, then left and follow the road round for 200 yards to Station Approach, then another hundred yards up to the top of this gentle slope. The station is unstaffed, and you may need to know there is no toilet. You can board a train without a ticket and pay when the conductor comes around. There are many steps on the bridge to the far platform, where trains come in from Bristol, Bath and Westbury and leave for Castle Cary, Yeovil and Weymouth; if that makes access a problem click here. Trains are about every two hours on weekdays and Saturdays, but fewer on Sundays. To see train times click here. ............
For London and other places Our main line station is Castle Cary, 10–15 minutes by car from Bruton and there is a large car park but it can get quite full. For train times for London Paddington or Exeter and Plymouth click here. That page also gives times at Paddington. (Less conveniently, you can go to London from Bruton by changing at Westbury, sometimes with rather a long wait; the Bruton station page shows the times at Paddington.) There is also a very good and cheap coach service to London from Wincanton, 6 miles away; click here). For trains to South Wales and the South Coast change at Westbury or for the Midlands, North and Scotland change at Bristol Temple Meads; for timetables for all of these see the table at the top of the Map page. Another train service to London or Exeter is from Gillingham station, about 11 miles from Bruton, with more frequent and cheaper trains; for train times there click here. There is a car park there and it too can get quite full. For Poole and Bournemouth take a Weymouth train from Bruton and change at Weymouth. For timetables for that line click here. (It is a little cheaper to make the change by getting off at Dorchester West and walking for ten minutes to Dorchester South station; the route is signposted.)
For a Map of railway lines throughout the region, and links to the rest of the country: see the Map page. Train times for journeys between any two stations in England, Wales and Scotland can be found with a few clicks on the very clear web site of National Rail Enquiries.
To arrange Assisted Travel by rail for elderly passengers and those with mobility problems: click on our page about this or First Great Western’s or South West Trains’, whichever is appropriate for your journey, making the arrangements at least 24 hours before travel.
Getting to Airports Heathrow: Train from Castle Cary, or Bruton (changing at Westbury), to Reading, then on by airport bus; or train from Gillingham to Woking, then on by airport bus. Gatwick: train from Gillingham, changing at Clapham Junction (or at Woking with one more change). Bristol: Train from Bruton to Bristol Temple Meads station, then on by airport bus. Exeter: Train from Castle Cary to Exeter St Davids station, then Stagecoach no 56 bus to the airport, or train from Gillingham to Exeter Central station, then a short walk to Exeter Bus Station for Stagecoach no 56 bus to the airport.