How to travel from Birmingham to Bristol

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from Birmingham to Bristol

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

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To get from Birmingham to Bristol on May 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:50PMBirmingham2h00 08:50PMBristol, City Centre
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09:35AMBirmingham2h00 11:35AMBristol, City Centre
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12:40PMBirmingham2h00 02:40PMBristol, City Centre
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03:50PMBirmingham2h00 05:50PMBristol, City Centre
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Travel Information between Birmingham and Bristol

distanceDistance76 miles (123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $84 (€76) • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 76 miles (123 km) from Birmingham to Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Bristol.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Bristol.

There are 2 ways to travel from Birmingham to Bristol including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bristol is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Bristol:

Taking a bus is usually $73 (€65) less than taking a train to Bristol, which costs on average $84 (€76) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Birmingham to Bristol is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 18 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 45 min.

The distance from Birmingham to Bristol is approximately 76 miles (123 km).

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Bristol is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Bristol:

  • Buses most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Bristol at Bristol, City Centre.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

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

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Bristol by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Birmingham to Bristol tickets on Omio for $11 (€10).
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Bristol. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Birmingham to Bristol tickets on Omio for $84 (€76).

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

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to Bristol with Cross Country.

Direct services to Bristol tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Bristol often also extend their vacation to go to London, Cardiff or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bristol and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $11 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $84 (€76) one way.

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

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