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Trains to Bristol

A warm and welcoming place abuzz with life, creativity and diversity this city is a free-spirited supporter of culture and the arts without losing their historic identity.  With great transport links into and around the city, travelling to, from and around Bristol is easy and convenient. 


Whether you are young or young at heart, like to party or embrace the arts, Bristol is a place that you can enjoy at your own pace. 


Popular Routes to Bristol

There are two stations that operate in Bristol. Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.


Bristol Temple Meads is the main hub for public transport into the city and a ferry service to the city centre and a bus service to Bristol airport running every 8 minutes. The station has bathroom and baby changing facilities as well as food and refreshment outlets.


The most popular routes to and from Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



1 h 30 min



3 h



53 min



1 h 20 min



2 h 32 min



1 h 9 min



2 h

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Bristol

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Veterans Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

 Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!


You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Bristol 

Park Street not only covers 600 years of history within 600 metres with heritage sites, beautiful buildings, towers and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, it is also the central hub of Bristol’s day and nightlife. The Triangle is where you can shop independent boutiques and grab a coffee at one of many cafes during the day, then head back out to the bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs in the night.


St Nicholas Market is the oldest market in Bristol. Established in 1743, the market was named one of the top 10 in the UK and is where you can find some of the best food in the city as well as an impressive number of independent retailers.


There is a fantastic LGBTQ+ scene with plenty of events throughout the year, from club nights, drag queen brunches to film festivals and zine swaps, Bristol welcomes and embraces all aspects of queer culture. 


Explore the city on foot by taking a walking tour. There are plenty of walks to choose from to suit all ages, but the Harbourside is a great walk that allows you to explore the city traffic-free.   


Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Bristol and South West England have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.


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Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!

Last updated:   11 October 2021