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There are 3 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 34m

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

£40 - £55

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Bus  •  3h 56m

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

£8 - £10

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Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Bristol 117.6 miles

£17 - £26

London Paddington Station to Bristol by train

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and Bristol is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 118 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 19m. Operated by First Great Western Service, the London Paddington Station to Bristol train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Bristol Temple Meads. Typically 346 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 30m
Fastest train time:
1h 19m
Trains per week:
346
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:23
Last train departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Bristol train schedules

London Paddington Station → Bristol
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol is to train which costs £40 - £55 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Bristol is 105 miles. The road distance is 117.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 1h 34m and costs £40 - £55.

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The train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads takes 1h 34m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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London Paddington Station to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol is to train which takes 1h 34m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3h 56m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 34m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £40 - £55 and the journey takes 1h 34m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Bristol is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from London Paddington Station to Bristol.

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