How to get from Bristol to London

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from Bristol to London

You can get from Bristol to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bristol to London on 24 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:00Bristol, Marlborough Street2h40 20:40London
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16:20Bristol, City Centre2h55 19:15London
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18:15Bristol, City Centre2h55 21:10London
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18:15Bristol, City Centre2h10 20:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:45Bristol, Marlborough Street2h55 10:40London
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Travel Information to London from Bristol

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 106 miles (171 km) by coach or train between Bristol and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bristol to London.

General Information About the Journey from Bristol to London

Just under 200 kilometres apart, it's easy to get to London from Bristol by either train or bus. The majority of train services are quicker than an average bus journey, however if the train service requires numerous changes or stops it can take longer than reaching London by bus. Trains run from two stations in Bristol, with all services terminating at London Paddington. Buses leave from two locations in Bristol with journeys arriving in London Victoria.

Return journeys from London to Bristol are also available.

Buses from Bristol to London

Both National Express and Megabus offer bus services from Bristol to London. National Express have 23 services per day, starting at around 3:50 a.m. There are frequent services in the morning, then between 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. they run at approximately one per hour, at 30 minutes past the hour. The journey with National Express leaves from Bristol Coach Station and arrives at London Victoria Coach Station. The fastest journey takes around 2.5 hours, whereas the longest takes nearly 4 hours to complete. Megabus also offer a bus service from Bristol to London leaving from Colston Hall in Bristol's city centre and terminating at London Victoria. Megabus has twelve services per day, starting at approximately 4:20 a.m. and ending with the 7:10 p.m. service. The longest journey takes just over 3.5 hours, and the shortest is nearly 3 hours.

Trains from Bristol to London

First Great Western operates trains between Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway and London Paddington. Daily services start at approximately 4:45 a.m. with the last train leaving just after 10:30 p.m. There are between 3-5 direct services per hour, with the journey taking between 1.5 - 3 hours.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to London

Travel to London 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 Bristol to London.

There are 2 ways to travel to London from Bristol including taking a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Bristol to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £35 less than a train, which costs on average £40 for this trip.

The fastest way from Bristol to London is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 28 min.

Other travel options between Bristol and London can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by coach can take on average 2 h 15 min.

London is approximately 106 miles (171 km) away from Bristol.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to London is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to London:

  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Bristol to London depart from Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria.

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Bristol to London tickets on Omio for £5.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Bristol to London for £40 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to London? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £5 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £40 one way.

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

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