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

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Train  •  3 h 28 min

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

$87 - $127

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Rideshare  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Liverpool 180.3 miles

$13 - $27

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

$22 - $30

Bus, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester

$65 - $104

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Liverpool 180.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Liverpool (LPL) BRS - LPL

$55 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Liverpool is to rideshare which costs £10 - £20 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Liverpool is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Liverpool station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Liverpool is 137 miles. The road distance is 180.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £65 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Bristol to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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Bristol to Liverpool train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Liverpool is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £240 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 136.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Liverpool via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Newcastle, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bristol to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Bristol to Liverpool train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Liverpool is 180 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Bristol to Liverpool.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bristol and Liverpool. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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