There are 6 ways to get from Bristol to Essex by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$86 - $146

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Bus, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road 040
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$35 - $48

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Bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$61 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Essex 180.5 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to London Stansted (STN) BRS - STN

$226 - $679

Fly to Southend  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Southend (SEN) BRS - SEN

$231 - $401

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Essex. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Cressing, Polecat Road (Hawbush Green) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Essex is 140 miles. The road distance is 180.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Essex without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Bristol to Essex, including transfers.

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Bristol to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Essex is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to London Stansted Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Bristol to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Essex is 181 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Bristol to Essex.

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Thomas Cook, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Essex.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Essex, England?

You can take a train from Bristol to Essex via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Essex via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 6 h 3 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Knock
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
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 Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There are 204+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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