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There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Hastings by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Hastings

$96 - $163

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hastings National Express / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings

$102 - $179

Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings

$66 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Hastings 178.6 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Hastings is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Hastings is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Hastings via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Hastings via Reading and Gatwick Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Hastings is 144 miles. The road distance is 178.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Hastings without a car is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Bristol to Hastings, including transfers.

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Bristol to Hastings bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Hastings train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Hastings is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Hastings via London Paddington, Paddington station, Charing Cross station, and London Charing Cross in around 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Hastings via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 10 min.

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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 & Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hastings
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Bristol to Hastings bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hastings station.

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Bristol to Hastings train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Hastings station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Hastings is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Bristol to Hastings.

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