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

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Train  •  1h 37m

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

£40 - £55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to London 118.9 miles

£8 - £16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 40m

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

£10 - £12

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Bristol to London Paddington 117.8 miles

£18 - £27

Bristol to London by train

The train journey time between Bristol and London is around 1h 33m and covers a distance of around 118 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 18m. Operated by First Great Western Service, the Bristol to London train service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in London Paddington. Typically 389 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 33m
Fastest train time:
1h 18m
Train distance:
118 miles
Trains per week:
389
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:39
Last train departs at:
22:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol to London train schedules

Bristol → London
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to London is to bus which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol to London is to train. Taking this option will cost £40 - £55 and takes 1h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station station and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 37m.

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The distance between Bristol and London is 107 miles. The road distance is 117.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to London without a car is to train which takes 1h 37m and costs £40 - £55.

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The train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington takes 1h 37m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bristol to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to London is to train which takes 1h 37m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to London.
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  • Distance: 106.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 37m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £40 - £55 and the journey takes 1h 37m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 40m. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to London
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bristol to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Bristol to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to London is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Bristol to London.

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