There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Lancashire by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston

$128 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$30 - $39

8 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

$97 - $144

Bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadmead, Cabot Circus to Shudehill Interchange M35 / ...
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Whalley

$45 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Lancashire 199.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Bristol to Chester, train, line 280 bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  2. Take the train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
  4. Take the line 280 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) to Copster Green, Wheatley Farm (Wheatley Barn Fm)

$152 - $296

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 53 min

  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 Bolton to Langho

$102 - $283

Fly Bristol to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

$118 - $294

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Bolton to Langho

$176 - $435

Train to Exeter, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  3. Take the train from Bolton to Langho

$114 - $286

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Lancashire via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Preston City Centre, Railway Station, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Lancashire via Birmingham, Preston, Lancashire, and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
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
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $25
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Langho
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Whalley
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Langho
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) to Copster Green, Wheatley Farm (Wheatley Barn Fm)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bristol to Lancashire?

The distance between Bristol and Lancashire is 265 km. The road distance is 319 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Lancashire?

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Lancashire is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 5 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bristol to Lancashire?

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Lancashire is to drive which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £30 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between Bristol and Lancashire?

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Lancashire. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Copster Green, Wheatley Farm (Wheatley Barn Fm) via Birmingham and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Bristol to Lancashire?

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Bristol to Lancashire, including transfers.