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You can now pay by contactless on the South West Falcon: connecting Plymouth with Exeter, Bristol Airport and Bristol City Centre 24/7
 
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SW Falcon - Taunton to Plymouth

The journey from Taunton to Exeter is a quick one, averaging just 42 minutes on our speedy Falcon service. Running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can board at a time that suits you. Wherever you need to be, Stagecoach will make sure you get there! 

Journey Information from Taunton to Plymouth

Fares from:  £5.50
Average journey time:  1 hour 47 minutes
Changes: Direct service
Buses per day:   Monday to Thursday: 18 buses per day. Friday to Sunday: 19 buses per day. 
Distance:   78 miles
Bus operators:   Stagecoach
Origin:   Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue
Destination:    Plymouth Coach Station Bay 6


Stops between Taunton and Plymouth

For a smooth and stress-free journey, choose Stagecoach. Our Taunton to Plymouth service - the Falcon - has plenty of extra special features to make your journey as comfortable as possible, including free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. 
 
The Falcon is a direct service, meaning you won't have to switch buses on your way to Plymouth. However, we stop multiple times to pick up extra passengers - feel free to get off at any of the following locations: 
 
  • Taunton Blackbrook, Park Avenue 
  • Cullompton Weary Traveller
  • Exeter Honiton Road Park and Ride
  • Exeter Sowton Park and Ride
  • Drumbridges roundabout
  • Marley Head
  • Lee Mill Slip Road
  • Laira Flyover
  • Plymouth Coach Station (Bay 6)


  • Route Map 

     

    Compare prices

    We’re proud to deliver a reliable, low-cost service here at Stagecoach - and our buses are known for being one of the cheapest ways to get from A to B. Compare our ticket prices against rail fares in the table below. 

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    Single

    Return

    Discounted Return*

    Falcon - Taunton to Plymouth

     £7.50

     £8.30

    £5.50

    Off-Peak Train from Taunton to Plymouth**

     £20.20

     £42.10

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    *Discounted returns are available on the Falcon for the under 25s, over 60s and concessionary pass holders. 
    **Results taken 07/02/2019, prices subject to change. Return price based on off-peak anytime adult return. Single price based on off-peak single.


    How can I buy a ticket?

    Want to buy a ticket for our Taunton to Plymouth route? You can simply turn up for your preferred bus and buy a ticket directly from the driver. We accept cash, contactless payments and both Apple and Google Pay on board.

    You can also pre-book your journey online at megabus.com. We recommend this for longer journeys, as you'll be able to secure yourself a seat.


    Book your seat on Megabus.com 

     

     

    Need to travel from Plymouth to Taunton?

    Our Falcon bus works both ways, and you can travel north from Plymouth to Taunton just as easily. Check out our timetable for more information. 

    View the Falcon timetable

     

     

    Why fly by Falcon?

     

  • Free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, power sockets and air con on board!
  • Dedicated wheelchair space (pre-book, see FAQs for details)
  • Connects Devon with Somerset and Bristol 24/7*
  • Pay by contactless for your ticket.
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    Contactless
    WiFi

    USB Charging

    Why fly by Falcon?
    Why fly by Falcon?

     

  • Free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, power sockets and air con on board!
  • Dedicated wheelchair space (pre-book, see FAQs for details)
  • Connects Devon with Somerset and Bristol 24/7*
  • Pay by contactless for your ticket.
  • Why fly by Falcon?

     

  • Free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, power sockets and air con on board!
  • Dedicated wheelchair space (pre-book, see FAQs for details)
  • Connects Devon with Somerset and Bristol 24/7*
  • Pay by contactless for your ticket.
  • What time is the first bus from Taunton to Exeter?

    The first bus departs Taunton at 01:32.

     

    What time is the first bus from Taunton to Exeter?

    The first bus departs Taunton at 01:32.

    FAQs


    How long does it take to travel from Taunton to Plymouth with the South West Falcon?

    On average, it takes just 42 minutes to get from Taunton to Exeter. 18 buses are available everyday between Monday and Thursday, and 19 buses every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

     

    Is this a direct service?

    Yes, this is a direct service. No changes are required.

     

    What is the distance between Taunton and Plymouth?

    The distance between Taunton and Plymouth is 78 miles.


    What time is the first bus from Taunton to Plymouth?

    The first bus departs Taunton at 00:53


    Still have a burning question about our Taunton to Exeter service, or another Stagecoach-related query? Head on over to our   FAQs page, or chat to a member of our team today - the details you need can be found on our   Help & Contact page.