There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Launceston by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco 12

$74 - $134

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Bus National Express  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

$23 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach South West  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Canon's Marsh, Anchor Road to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station Falcon
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

$46

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Launceston 122.3 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Launceston is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Launceston is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Launceston. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Launceston is 96 miles. The road distance is 122.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Launceston without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Bristol to Launceston, including transfers.

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

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Bristol to Launceston bus services, operated by Plymouth Citybus, arrive at Launceston, Westgate Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Launceston is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Bristol to Launceston.

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There are 778+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 95.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Launceston via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade in around 4 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canon's Marsh, Anchor Road to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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