The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Bristol will cost around $ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 49.
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1 h 39 m
1 h 58 m
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Of the 4 train that leave London for Bristol every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 171 km distance in an average of 1 h 58 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 39 m .
The slowest train will take 2 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 46 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$54|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Bristol|
|Train Companies:||Great Western Railway, South Western Railway|
Bristol, England's great maritime port in the west, has reinvented itself as a modern, multicultural city with some excellent heritage sites. Sightseers planning a day trip to the city can take frequent direct London to Bristol trains seven days a week from a choice of London stations. Journey times for the trip west are around one hour and 45 minutes for the quickest services. Departure times range from early morning to late evening.
Great Western Railway, the main train company in the west of England operates daily direct London to Bristol trains from Paddington Station. South Western Railway also provides daily slower stopping services to Bristol Temple Meads direct from London Waterloo Station.
The fastest direct London to Bristol Trains are Great Western Railway services taking one hour and 38 minutes to cover the 117 mile route west from London Paddington. Stopping services with South Western Railway take two hours and 46 minutes to complete the journey from London Waterloo.
The Great Western Railway timetable offers direct London to Bristol trains every half hour throughout the day and evening, with the first service leaving Paddington at 6:30 a.m. and the final train departing at 11:30 p.m. South Western Railway has four daily direct trains to Bristol from London Waterloo, with morning, afternoon and evening departure times. Sunday schedules to Bristol begin a little later from Paddington and there are only two services from Waterloo.
Departure train station: London Paddington Station is on the western side of the city center, with Underground connections on five lines and bus routes stopping on Praed Street. Waterloo Station is on the south side of central London, with its own bus terminus and Underground links on four lines. Both stations have cafes, news vendors, pubs, WiFi and taxi stands.
Arrival train station: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's imposing Bristol Temple Meads Station is south of the city center, served by numerous city bus routes stopping by the main entrance. Facilities on the station concourse include a bakery, news vendor, coffee kiosks, a florist, cafe-bar and taxi stands.