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London to Bristol by train
Fastest journey1hr 13m
Trains per day46
Avg. journey time1hr 37m
Travelling from London to Bristol by train
Fast trains from London to Bristol take around 1 hour and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 168 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Bristol.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Bristol?
Direct trains from London to Bristol have been found.
We usually find around 42 direct trains on the route from London to Bristol every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 65 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Bristol?
The London to Bristol train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Bristol train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bristol is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:30, and the last at 23:37.
What's the London to Bristol train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Bristol are $12.76.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $21 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $36. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Bristol train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Bristol by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Bristol?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Bristol, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Great Western Railway
Taking the train from London to Bristol is very easy. Almost all travellers opt for the route from London Paddington, from where Great Western Railway (GWR) offer fast, frequent trains directly to Bristol.
The journey from London Paddington to Bristol affords views of some very attractive areas of southern England. Most trains follow the route via Swindon and Bath, so you’ll get to see the Thames Valley and the Berkshire Downs along the way. Occasional GWR services take alternative routes, travelling either via the Kennet Valley railway or via Bristol Parkway to reach Bristol Temple Meads.
An alternative route from London Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads is offered by South West Trains; it does take in some fine scenery on the stretch between Salisbury and Bath, but it takes an hour longer than the Great Western route from Paddington.
London to Bristol
Most of the fast trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads make four or five intermediate stops. This is actually a very pleasant ride. Watch out for Windsor Castle on the left as your train speeds west from London. Further west you may catch a glimpse of the Uffington White Horse as the train skirts the Berkshire Downs. Later, you’ll get fine views of Bath as the train cruises down the Avon Valley towards Bristol.
The diesel trains on this journey are HSTs. They may not be the youngest, but they are extremely comfortable with large windows - perfect for sightseeing on a route which has some great scenery.
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