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There are 11 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León by plane, train, night bus, towncar, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Madrid, train

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Madrid (MAD)
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

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Fly to Oviedo, bus

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Oviedo (OVD)
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

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Fly to Leon

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Leon (LEN)

Fly to Bilbao, night bus, train

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Palencia
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

Fly to Porto, towncar, bus

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Porto (OPO)
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  3. Take the bus from Chaves to Benavente
  4. Take the bus from Benavente to León

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to León

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the bus from Santander to Leon

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

Bus via Bilbao

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Burgos
  4. Take the bus from Burgos to Leon

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the train from Irun to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Leon

Bristol Airport (BRS) to León by bus, train, walk and car ferry

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and León is around 33h 11m and covers a distance of around 1316 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 6m. The fastest journey normally takes 33h 11m. Operated by First, CrossCountry, First Great Western Service and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to León service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Leon. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
26h 5m
Layover time:
7h 6m
Total time:
33h 11m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
33h 11m
Journey distance:
1316 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€188
Carbon emissions:
148 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:10
Last service departs at:
12:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to León bus, train, walk and car ferry schedules

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International entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in León is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in León is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in León is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León is to fly and train which costs £50 - £180 and takes 5h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León is to fly and train which takes 5h 49m and costs £50 - £180.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Leon via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao and Burgos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 2m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and León is 1001 km.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 29h 43m and costs £110 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to León bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León is to fly which takes 8h 10m and costs £55 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus via Bilbao, which costs £120 - £190 and takes 31h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to León bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Leon station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León.
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  • Distance: 1000.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and León, Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to León via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao, and Burgos in around 31h 2m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Amsterdam Schiphol, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Bilbao, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Paris CDG, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Lisbon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Alicante, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Leon via Malaga, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€26 - €170
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Almeria, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€26 - €170
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Flights from Bristol to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €350
Flights from Bristol to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Bristol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Bristol to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€20 - €120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Bristol to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€200 - €310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Bristol to Oviedo via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santander to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Irun to Palencia
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€35 - €45
Promo+
€40 - €44
Flexible
€55 - €75
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€11 - €15
Promo+
€17 - €18
Flexible
€27 - €35
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Night bus from Bilbao to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Leon
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Leon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Burgos
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Leon
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
alsa.com
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Chaves to Benavente
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €55
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Benavente to León
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €18
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€31
Website
Stagecoach South West
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Chaves
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€140 - €170
More information at
VMTransfers

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