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There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Poole by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

$55 - $95

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset National Express

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Poole 72.8 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Poole is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Poole is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station station and arriving at POOLE, Dorset. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Poole. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Poole via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Poole is 58 miles. The road distance is 72.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Poole without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £40 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Bristol to Poole, including transfers.

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

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Bristol to Poole train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Poole is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £40 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 58 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Poole via Southampton Central in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Poole once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Bristol to Poole bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Bristol to Poole train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Poole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Poole is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Bristol to Poole.

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