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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bodmin Parkway
  2. Take the bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Padstow, New Street 11A

$82 - $158

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bodmin National Express

$23 - $27

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Plymouth  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway
  3. Take the bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Padstow, School Hill 11A

$87 - $182

Bus Stagecoach South West  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Canon's Marsh, Anchor Road to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station Falcon
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Bodmin Parkway Station 11

$54

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Padstow 158 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Padstow is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Padstow is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Padstow. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Padstow Bus Terminus via Bodmin, Priory House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Padstow is 120 miles. The road distance is 158 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Padstow without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 22 min and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Bristol to Padstow, including transfers.

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

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Bristol to Padstow bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bodmin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Padstow is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Bristol to Padstow.

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There are 1438+ hotels available in Padstow. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Padstow.
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  • Distance: 120.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Padstow once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Padstow, New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Padstow, School Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Bodmin Parkway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
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 Bodmin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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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