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There are 6 ways to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway

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Bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

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Train, line 1 bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Chester, station to Liverpool, Hood street 1 / ...

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle 186.3 miles

Fly Bristol to Liverpool  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Liverpool (LPL) BRS - LPL

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool South Parkway

Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle by train

The train journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Bootle is around 4h 23m and covers a distance of around 183 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 4m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 32m. Operated by CrossCountry, London Midland and Merseyrail Electrics, the Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle train service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in Seaforth & Litherland. Typically 95 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 19m
Layover time:
1h 4m
Total time:
4h 23m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 32m
Train distance:
183 miles
Trains per week:
95
Cheapest price:
£82
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle train schedules

Trains departing Friday, September 17, 2021

Bristol Temple Meads → Bootle
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bootle is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Bootle is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle is to bus which costs £15 - £23 and takes 7h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle is to drive. Taking this option will cost £28 - £45 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle. However, there are services departing from Temple Meads Stn and arriving at Seaforth, Durham Road via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Queen Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Seaforth & Litherland via Birmingham New Street and Liverpool South Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Bristol Temple Meads and Bootle is 141 miles. The road distance is 186.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs £80 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle, including transfers.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs £80 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £23 and takes 7h 8m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £180 and takes 5h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle.
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  • Distance: 141.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Bristol Temple Meads, England and Bootle, England?

You can take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle via Birmingham New Street and Liverpool South Parkway in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, and Queen Square Bus Station in around 7h 8m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Glasgow, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Newcastle, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Knock
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£25 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £35
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £35
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chester, station to Liverpool, Hood street
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Liverpool South Parkway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Bootle.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 278+ hotels available in Bootle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Airport is to shuttle which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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