You can get from London to Bristol by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Bristol on 9 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||106 miles (171 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£1 - £30|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £1 • 2 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £30 • 1 h 33 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Great Western Railway|
Travel 106 miles (171 km) by coach or train between London and Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £1. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Bristol.
The journey from London to the university city of Bristol is convenient, with numerous bus and train services operating throughout the day, generally taking just a couple of hours. The train is generally faster, though tickets tend to be a bit more expensive.
Megabus and National Express both operate a regular bus service from London to Bristol. 12 Megabus services depart each day from Victoria Coach Station, terminating in the Coulston Hall area of Bristol City Centre. The journey takes around 2.5-3 hours, depending on departure time. The first services leaves early in the morning and the last shortly before midnight. National Express also operates around 20 buses a day to Bristol from Victoria Coach station, with services departing roughly every hour at a journey time of approximately 2.5 hours.
First Great Western runs 2 trains an hour from London's Paddington Station to Bristol Temple Meads between the early morning. and the late evening before midnight. Direct trains take about 1.5 hours, although routes with a change at Bristol Parkway have an average journey time of approximately 2 hours. South West Trains also also offer service from London to Brighton. Departures are twice daily from Waterloo Station to Bristol Temple Meads with a journey time of under 3 hours.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Bristol from London. You can take a coach or train.
The cheapest way from London to Bristol is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Bristol:
A coach journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Bristol by train, which costs on average £30 for the same trip.
The fastest way from London to Bristol is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 33 min.
Other travel options to Bristol from London can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 40 min.
The distance between London and Bristol is around 106 miles (171 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Bristol is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Bristol 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 London to Bristol:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Bristol, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from London to Bristol with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bristol as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Bristol from London.
When planning your trip from London to Bristol, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Bristol online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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