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from London to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Bristol on 9 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00London3h00 11:00Bristol, City Centre
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£51One-way
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08:00London3h00 11:00Bristol, City Centre
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£51One-way
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08:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h10 11:00Bristol, City Centre
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£131One-way
18:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h10 21:00Bristol, City Centre
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£141One-way
18:00London3h00 21:00Bristol, City Centre
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£81One-way

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Wed
8 Dec
£32South Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£31Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£31Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
15 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£6Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£23Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£23Great Western Railway
£5Flixbus
Mon
20 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£11Flixbus
Tue
21 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Wed
22 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Thu
23 Dec
£41South Western Railway
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Fri
24 Dec
£41South Western Railway
£19Megabus
Sat
25 Dec
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£16Flixbus
Sun
26 Dec
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£11Megabus
Mon
27 Dec
£35Great Western Railway
£13Megabus
Tue
28 Dec
£28Great Western Railway
£8Megabus

Travel Information between London and Bristol

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£1 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £1 • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

General Information About the Journey 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.

Buses from London to Bristol

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.

Trains from London to Bristol

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.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from London to Bristol?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Bristol from London. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Bristol from London?

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.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Bristol?

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.

How many miles from London to Bristol would I travel?

The distance between London and Bristol is around 106 miles (171 km).

How many services a day are there from London to Bristol?

The average frequency per day from London to Bristol is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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.

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Bristol?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.
Which travel operators can get me 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Bristol. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to Bristol tickets on Omio for £1.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Bristol by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from London to Bristol for £30 on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from London to Bristol?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Bristol with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Bristol from London?
Your journey from London to Bristol doesn't have to end in Bristol. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Cardiff, Birmingham or Manchester. If you’d like to add Cardiff, Birmingham or Manchester to your London to Bristol trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bristol today!
How early should I purchase tickets between London and Bristol online for the best deals?

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:

  • Coach tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £30 one way on average.

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.