Wells is no longer by the railway but decently served by bus these days. You get here by bus from Bristol or Bath, both crossing the Mendips and its nice villages along the way. Those two buses go on to Glastonbury and Taunton as well. On top of that, you can catch a train to Weston-super-Mare and from there catch another bus to Wells via Cheddar. If you are a whole family or intend to travel a lot in the same day, ask for an explorer ticket which is a great money saver.
If you are not going to Wells from Bristol, chances are you’re taking a trip from another local tourist hotspot – Glastonbury. In addition to boarding bus 376, you can also hop on a 163. They both have their departure point right next to the entrance to the Glastonbury Abbey.
The buses are relatively frequent, and the trip takes as little as 15 minutes. The cost for a single trip is £1.75, which seems to be the norm in Somerset regardless of the distance….
Unless you have your own means of transportation, your best bet is bus 376 running to/from Bristol. It also goes as far as Glastonbury and Yeovil, simplifying the tricky task of getting around. The buses leave Bristol at least hourly, at 15 minutes past (at least that’s so on Sundays).
A single ticket to Wells costs £1.75.
Too bad there is no train station in Wells. We took a bus from the Bath bus station to and from Wells.