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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$86 - $145

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...

$60 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Essex 180.5 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 53 min

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

$223 - $679

Fly to Southend  •  6 h 58 min

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

$231 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Essex is to bus and train which costs £26 - £40 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Essex is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2 h 59 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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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Bristol to Essex, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Essex. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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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 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Essex via Heathrow Central Bus Station, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, London Stansted Airport, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
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
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Beziers
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
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
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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