In 2019 TTW and Transition Town Taunton collaborated to produce a map of local bus routes. It proved popular and thousands of copies have been distributed. Paper copies are available in Wellington Library and the Blue Pantry.
There is a good service between Wellington and Taunton (roughly every 15 minutes during weekdays). Evening buses have also been reinstated between Taunton and Wellington. Since January 2023, single bus fares have been capped at £2 right across the country making bus travel much more affordable; this will be kept until 31st December 2024
The Falcon bus (MegaBus) provides a 24/7 service connecting Wellington to Bristol, Plymouth and various stops in between, including Bristol Airport. There are also National Express coaches with daily services to London, and to Barnstable/Bideford, picking up from the High Street in Wellington, and Berry’s coaches that run services to London departing from Longforth Road twice daily.
In 2021, Somerset Bus Partnership (SBP) was set up to ensure people’s views are heard. SBP works across the county to promote and increase bus use and works with Somerset Council and local town/parish councils. SBP has issued its own Bus Manifesto.
There is a SBP bus user group in Wellington that promotes local bus services and helps with information and advice. The group works closely with the Wiveliscombe bus user group; both groups would like to see a Wiveliscombe–Wellington bus link reinstated. If you want the contact details for these two groups, please use the contact form below.