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About Bristol

Situated on the River Avon, Bristol is the most populous city in South West England. Known for its vibrant culture, Bristol comprises distinct areas, each with its own atmosphere. For example, the Stokes Croft area is filled with independent cafes and vintage shops, while the Clifton suburb hosts unique boutiques and beautiful Georgian architecture.

Bristol Zoo is a must-see for animal lovers, where visitors can discover over 300 different animal species and then enjoy lunch in The Hide restaurant. If nautical history is your thing, then step aboard Brunel's SS Great Britain to immerse yourself in 19th-century-era travel, with tours of the whole ship and docks available. More contemporary interests may be piqued when you learn that Bristol is the hometown of the famous street artist Banksy. Many walking tours are available daily to explore the city's renowned street art and local history.

Access to the city is made simple by a wealth of public transport, with rail, road, bus, and air links available. Bristol Airport provides international and national access, and the Great Western Railway trains enable easy access from London and other cities. Several national and regional bus services also serve Bristol.

What coach companies travel to Bristol, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Bristol is accessible by coach from 10 other cities. You can choose from 164 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Bristol on Wanderu. Megabus usually has the most coaches on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Bristol are also available..

Coach companies serving Bristol

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express565h 39m£22.64
Megabus383h 2m£13.95
Air Decker41h 45m£12.49
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • Air Decker specializes in daily bus journeys between Bath and Bristol Airport, offering frequent and convenient service with several trips per day. The buses stop at Saltford, Keynsham, and South Bristol and operate from early morning to late evening. Seating is first-come, first-served, and the double-decker coaches can accommodate around 80 passengers, providing ample seating capacity and luggage storage options.

Which coach carrier has the best service to Bristol?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Bristol by coach with National Express giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that National Express had the most comfortable coach service to Bristol taking into account the seats and amenities that National Express offers. They rate National Express a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Bristol punctually, travelers suggest that National Express has the best on time performance on their coach schedules to Bristol, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£4.64 is the cheapest price for a coach ticket to Bristol, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Bristol. In the last month, coaches from Swansea to Bristol had the lowest average price at £6.37. The coach from Swansea to Bristol also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The busiest coach station in Bristol is Cabot Circus (S2). There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular coach stations in Bristol are:

  • Cabot Circus (S2)
  • Whitson Street Coach Station
  • Bristol Airport
Bristol is the most popular coach destination in Bristol, City of. It also ranks number 44 in United Kingdom. Bristol has the most coach connections in the region. There are 135 coach schedules arriving in Bristol each day.
The population of Bristol is 617280. Bristol ranks number 1 in terms of population in Bristol, City of and number 8 in all of United Kingdom.
Coach tickets to Bristol range from £5 for a short trip to Bristol, while a 60 to 200 mile coach trip to Bristol starts at , and a longer trip by coach to Bristol can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £5.
Traveling by coach to Bristol is very popular with couples traveling to get away for some time together to enjoy the best that Bristol has to offer. The affordable ticket prices leave plenty of cash for some romantic treats.
The closest coach station to the city center of Bristol is Cabot Circus (S2), located just 0.3 miles away. Select Cabot Circus (S2) as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Bristol. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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