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

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$92 - $159

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) 021 / ...

$25 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$40 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Kent 164.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRS - LGW
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$87 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Kent is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Kent is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Kent. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Lenham, Dickley Wood (Dickley Lane) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Maidstone, King Street (Boots). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Kent is 144 miles. The road distance is 164.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Kent without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Bristol to Kent, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bristol to Kent is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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

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Bristol to Kent bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station).

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Kent.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Kent via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Kent via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station), and Maidstone, King Street (Boots) in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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 Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Kent is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Bristol to Kent.

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Aurigny, Thomas Cook, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 388+ hotels available in Kent. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs £9.

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