How to get from Bath to Bristol

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Travel Information to Bristol from Bath

distanceDistance11 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBus or Great Western Railway

Travel 11 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Bath and Bristol. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Bus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Bath to Bristol.

General Information about the journey from Bath to Bristol

Located only 13 miles away, Bristol is only a short ride from Bath by either bus or train. The close proximity between the two cities means that there are plenty of regular train and bus services running each day to choose from. Trains provide the fastest and most direct option, with the journey time being as little as 11 minutes. However, the bus is also a good choice of transport, providing regular services between the two city centres in just under an hour.

Return journeys from Bristol to Bath are also available.

Buses from Bath to Bristol

Bus services between Bath and Bristol run many times per day, with 41 buses making the journey. National Express runs an economical service each day starting in the late morning and finishing in the early evening. Buses to Bristol can be found at Bath Bus Station in the city centre and run to Bristol Coach Station on Marlborough Street, Bristol. The journey is direct and takes between 40 and 50 minutes. It is worth booking in advance to guarantee a place on the bus, particularly in busy periods. Cheaper fares can be achieved when tickets are booked in advance for off-peak times.

Trains from Bath to Bristol

Trains can often be a faster way to travel between the two cities, but may also be less economical. The journey time between the two cities is only about 12 to 20 minutes and there are many trains running each day. Trains run every 15 to 45 minutes from Bath Spa in the city centre to Bristol Temple Meads with no changes required. Train services run all day from 5.12am until 23.52, giving travellers plenty of choices to plan their journey. Booking online in advance often makes the ticket price cheaper when compared with buying tickets at the station.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bath to Bristol

Travel to Bristol easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bath to Bristol.

You can travel to Bristol from Bath 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bath to Bristol, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bristol:

A flight is generally £10 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £10 from Bath to Bristol.

A flight journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Bristol by ferry, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

A flight is about £10 less than a train, which costs on average £10 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Bristol from Bath is by train with an average travel time of 11 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bristol that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 30 min.

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Bristol is approximately 11 miles away from Bath.

The average frequency per day from Bath to Bristol is:

  • 71 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bristol from Bath as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bath to Bristol:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Bath, London Road and tend to arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bath Spa and tend to arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bath to Bristol, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Bus can take you to Bristol by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Bus from Bath to Bristol for £10.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Bristol by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Bath to Bristol for £10 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Bath to Bristol with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Bristol with Great Western Railway with 71 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bristol tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Your journey from Bath to Bristol doesn't have to end in Bristol. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Cardiff or Birmingham to your Bath to Bristol trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bristol today!

When planning your trip from Bath to Bristol, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £10 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £10 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Bristol from Bath online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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