Connected Somerset

Somerset’s fast and efficient transport links open up the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to your business.

Somerset is at the heart of the West Country – and thanks to our excellent motorway and rail network, within just two hours you can be in London, the Midlands, Wales and the far West – or the rest of the world by plane.

The M5 leads from the Midlands to Exeter, with five junctions in Somerset. Many transport and distribution companies find that being based in and around Bridgwater gives them a big commercial advantage. The area also provides other commercial development opportunities.

The A303 runs through Somerset and joins the M3, bringing London, the South East and the Home Counties within easy reach to your business.

Let the train take the strain, and you can travel from Taunton to London and Birmingham in around two hours and to Plymouth in just over and hour and a half. Yeovil to London Waterloo is around two and a half hours.

Global travel is just an hour away via a choice of regional airports at Exeter, Bournemouth and Bristol that provide connections to the UK, Europe and North America.

Somerset not only has an excellent transport system, but its broadband connectivity is the best in the West and fourth in the whole of the UK.

Among those who have most benefited from the improvements in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) is Somerset's creative sector and high-value micro businesses.

Find out why the nuclear, renewables and creative sectors are Somerset's fastest-growing sectors.

For free, up-to-the-minute Somerset traffic reports, visit www.frixo.com.