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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 Oct 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMLondon2h55 01:55PMBristol, City Centre
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$131One-way
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10:30PMLondon2h20 12:50AMBristol, Marlborough Street
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$121One-way
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08:00AMLondon2h45 10:45AMBristol, Marlborough Street
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$201One-way
11:30AMLondon2h40 02:10PMBristol, City Centre
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$151One-way
07:00PMLondon2h55 09:55PMBristol, City Centre
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$171One-way

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Fri
Oct 29
$58South Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$46Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$45South Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$58South Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Nov 3
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$58South Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$36Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$32Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Nov 8
$58South Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Nov 9
$58South Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Nov 10
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Nov 11
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Nov 12
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Nov 13
$32Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Nov 14
$32Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Nov 15
$58South Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Nov 16
$71South Western Railway
$6Megabus
Wed
Nov 17
$58South Western Railway
$5Flixbus

Travel Information to Bristol from London

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€1) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€34) • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 106 miles (171 km) to Bristol from London. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€1). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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 Center. 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.

How to get from London to Bristol

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Bristol there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 68,71% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from London to Bristol. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from London to Bristol?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Bristol: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from London to Bristol is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€1) compared to other travel options to Bristol:

Taking a bus is usually $41 (€33) less than taking a train to Bristol, which costs on average $42 (€34) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Bristol from London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 33 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bristol by bus can take on average 2 h 40 min.

What is the distance between London and Bristol?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Bristol?

The average frequency per day from London to Bristol is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Bristol as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between London and Bristol, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Bristol?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Victoria Coach Station to Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travelers take a train from London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads.
Which travel companies 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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Bristol by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Bristol for $2 (€1).
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Bristol. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway London to Bristol tickets on Omio for $42 (€34).
Is it possible to travel directly to Bristol from London?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Bristol?
Omio customers who travel from London to Bristol often also extend their vacation to go to Cardiff, Birmingham 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 should I purchase a ticket from London to Bristol online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Bristol, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $2 (€1) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $42 (€34) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Bristol tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey