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There are 4 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Bristol Parkway

$66 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

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

$16 - $22

2 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$88 - $143

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol 129.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Bristol is 109 miles. The road distance is 129.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £50 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £17 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol.

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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Bristol, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bristol once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Long Eaton to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 Derby to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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