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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.


Air

Bristol has a large international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 125+ destinations. At the airport, travel to/from Bristol is quick and easy with a regular bus service, the Airport Flyer Express, which has two services into Bristol City Centre.

The A1 airport bus service is currently suspended until January 2021. For the latest information please click here

The A2 airport bus operates between Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre (Lewins Mead) via Bedminster every half hour between 3.30am and midnight.  

It only takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre. 

There are also buses from Bristol Airport to Bath, Keynsham and Weston-Super-Mare.

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

Tickets for travel on the Flyer, including onward rail journeys from Bristol Temple Meads, can be booked in advance online on Bristol Airport’s website or by using the Fast Ticket machine at the airport.

Find out more about flying in to Bristol here


Road

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.


Train

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 GWR.com

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 


Coach

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 National Express, Megabus, Snap, 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

If you're visiting from overseas, you can find information on immigration and visas, currency and more under the Tourist Information Centre.


More information

Find out how to get to the Tourist Information Centre from Bristol's main transport links here.

Find out more about travelling around Bristol.

Travelling to the UK after Britain leaves the EU 

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