Travelling To Bristol

Bristol is one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK, with excellent road, rail, bus and coach and air links.

If you are travelling to Bristol from outside of the UK, please check the latest travel advice for travel from overseas.


Travelling to and from Bristol Airport by bus or coach is easy and convenient. Whether it’s into the city or out into the South West and Wales, there are plenty of good value and direct services available. Find out more about the services available here. This includes the A1 Bristol Flyer to and from Bristol City Centre and the A3 Weston Flyer to and from Weston-super-Mare.

To find out more about travel from Bristol Airport head to the Bristol Airport website or the Bristol Airport Guide website.

Find out more about flying in to Bristol here


Bristol is ideally situated for road access from London as well as from the north and east of England, it being situated at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways. Find out more about Park and Ride and parking in Bristol here.


Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Travel to and from London Paddington and to destinations across the South of England, South West and South Wales with Great Western Railway (GWR). You can plan your journey, check timetables, book tickets and find out more at

Bristol Parkway is located to the north of the city. Services run from Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester and London.

Fancy bagging some cheap First Class tickets? GWR have partnered with Seat Frog, an app that allows you to bid for First Class upgrades on GWR services from as little as £10. Find out more 


Bristol is well served by a number of national and regional coach services. They all run services from across the country to Bristol. Find out more about traveling to Bristol by coach on megabus, National Express and Falcon here.

You can now book UK coach travel, hotels and attractions with a Lowest Price Guarantee with Holidays by National Express - a great value way to visit Bristol. To view prices and book visit the Holidays by National Express website

If you are looking for coach parking in Bristol click here.

Great West Way

Bristol is proud to lie at one end of the Great West Way, a 125‑mile touring route combining the world‑renowned with the yet‑to‑be‑discovered. At one end is London with its famous royal sights and rich cultural heritage; at the other is Bristol.

As well as travelling by bicycle, walking the landscapes, relaxing on waterways, or taking the road, you can also take advantage of the Great West Way Discoverer pass

The Great West Way Discoverer pass offers unlimited off‑peak train travel with GWR from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads via Reading With options to branch off towards Oxford, Kemble and Salisbury via Westbury. Plus London Waterloo to Salisbury and on to Bath and Bristol via South Western Railway. Also included is unlimited travel on bus services along the route. Choose from 1, 3 or 7 day options. Find out more here.

Visiting from overseas

For the latest information about travelling to Bristol, please check guidance and details at

VisitBritain have a useful 'Plan Your Visit' website which helps with lots of practical questions that might help you and you are welcome to ask us questions via our contact page.

More information

Find out more about travelling around Bristol.

Travelling to the UK after Britain leaves the EU 

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