About Bruton Station
Also connections at Bruton to and from Paddington
For visitors and new residents: Bruton station is a quarter of a mile from the centre of the town, across the bridge and turning left, and left again up a little hill just before the railway bridge. There is no Ticket Office but you can buy your ticket on the train; credit or debit cards are accepted. There is a Help Point on each platform, a bit hard to see in bright sunlight; this shows what trains are due, where they are going and where they are just now; if a train is going to Gloucester it does go to all the stations to Bristol first! There is free parking immediately outside the station, but not very much. Not been to Bruton before? For a handy map that you can print out, with walking directions, click here, or see the big map at the station exit. Travelling on a Saturday or a Sunday? Because of frequent engineering works the train companies advise you to check your times with National Rail Enquiries.
You may want to see if your train is going to be on time: click here and scroll down to Departures Arrivals; next, click on whichever of these you want, and you will see the scheduled times of the next two or three trains. Now click on the little down arrow on the left for the train you want, and you’ll be able to see what progress it is making towards Bruton and its expected arrival time; the last station it has reached will be marked with a ring. This table doesn’t update itself so you have to double click the same little down arrow to see any further progress.
Trains to London Paddington: The simplest way from Bruton is to drive or take a taxi to Castle Cary station, five miles away. But see this table for trains from Bruton connecting to Paddington trains at Westbury, showing how long you would have to wait at Westbury, either way. Not such good connections for coming back, though!