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How to get to Bristol by bus

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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 bus companies travel to Bristol, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Bristol is accessible by bus from 150 other cities. You can choose from 798 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Bristol on Wanderu. Megabus usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Bristol

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express1294h 37m€26.32
Megabus332h 28m€12.91
FlixBus327h 21m€13.15
Air Decker40h 39m€14.53
Sindbad11d 2h 15m€118.31

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Bristol?

€2.01 is the cheapest price for a bus 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, buses from Bridgend to Bristol had the lowest average price at €2.97.

Where is the bus station in Bristol, United Kingdom?

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

  • Cabot Circus (S2)
  • Coach Station
  • Bristol Airport

Which bus service has the best service to Bristol?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Bristol by bus with National Express giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that National Express had the most comfortable bus service to Bristol taking into account the seats and amenities that National Express offers. They rate National Express a 4.5 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 bus schedules to Bristol, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Bristol a popular bus travel destination?

Bristol is the most popular bus destination in Bristol, City of. It also ranks number 195 in United Kingdom. Bristol has the most bus connections in the region. There are 376 bus schedules arriving in Bristol each day.

What is the population of Bristol?

The population of Bristol is 617280. Bristol ranks number 1 in terms of population in Bristol, City of and number 49 in all of United Kingdom.

How much do bus tickets to Bristol cost?

Bus tickets to Bristol range from €2 for a short trip to Bristol, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Bristol starts at , and a longer trip by bus 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 €2 .

What type of traveler does Bristol attract?

People who take the bus to Bristol are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Bristol easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Bristol?

The closest bus 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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