Getting to the ESR


By Car

The East Somerset Railway is based at Cranmore in Somerset, which is around 3 miles east of Shepton Mallet. The railway is signposted off the A361 between Shepton Mallet and Frome.

Directions to the railway can be obtained using one of the popular mapping services - Google Maps or AA Route Planner The postcode for Cranmore Station is BA4 4QP, which can be used on these sites, or on Satellite Navigation equipment.

By Train

The nearest mainline railway stations are Frome and Castle Cary, both around 9 miles from Cranmore. Both locations are served by First Great Western between Bristol and Weymouth, and Castle Cary is also served from London and Exeter. A journey planner with fare information can be found on the National Rail website.

By Bus

Cranmore village is served by an hourly bus on First 161/162 route between Frome, Shepton Mallet and Wells, and stops a few minutes walk away from the railway. A timetable of this route, as well as a map for other local routes, can be found on the First website. The stop for Cranmore is Cranmore Piers or just ask for the East Somerset Railway.

National Express Coaches run regular coach services from major UK cities to Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome. A journey planner can be found on their website.

Traveline can be used for planning public transport routes to the railway. The postcode for Cranmore station is BA4 4QP.

By Taxi

Castle Cary Taxis 01963 351333
Wright Cars 01749 345151
Frome Taxis 01373 452444