How to travel from London to Bristol

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from London to Bristol

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

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To get from London to Bristol on Sep 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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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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You should expect to travel around 106 miles (171 km) between London and Bristol.

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