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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

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

$56 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to POOLE, Dorset National Express

$12 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Poole 72.8 miles

$15 - $23

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 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Poole once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Poole is 93 km. The road distance is 117 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Poole is to drive which takes 1 h 44 min and costs £11 - £17.

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 58 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Bristol to Poole, including transfers.