Search train tickets to Bristol



How to get to Bristol by train

Trips per day370
train lines13
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

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 train companies travel to Bristol, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Bristol is accessible by train from 30 other cities. You can choose from 370 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Bristol on Wanderu. Great Western Railway usually has the most trains on any given day.

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

Train companies serving Bristol

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Western Railway511h 47m$31.89
CrossCountry341h 57m$56.64
London North Eastern Railway55h 34m$210.16
South Western Railway51h 53m$29.88
Transport For Wales32h 2m$34.68
Lumo26h 5m$154.00
Avanti West Coast13h 21m$117.80
Northern Rail15h 44m$128.69
ScotRail18h 7m$331.91
Southern13h 44m$101.96
  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.

  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a privately-owned train company that operates passenger services on behalf of the UK government. LNER manages the prestigious East Coast mainline route, connecting London King's Cross Station to various cities, including Leeds, Bradford, and Hull. With a comprehensive network of 55 stations and a fleet of approximately 75 trains, LNER facilitates numerous daily journeys, offering standard and first-class ticket options.

  • UK's South Western Railway operates passenger rail services in London, Windsor, Reading, and Southampton. Both standard class and first-class seating are available, with the first-class section clearly marked and physically separated from the rest of the train by internal doorways. These cars offer more space and quiet away from the more crowded areas.

  • Lumo is an affordable train service in the United Kingdom UK that provides low-cost tickets for the popular route between London and Edinburgh. Despite its budget-friendly pricing, Lumo offers passengers complimentary WiFi and access to a selection of movies and TV shows to stream via the Lumo app.

  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

  • ScotRail is Scotland's main rail company, with destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. ScotRail trains now offer complimentary WiFi, as well as onboard restrooms and catering on both suburban commuter routes and intercity services.

  • Southern Railway is part of the British rail network serving stations predominantly between central London and the British south coast. Destinations include Brighton, Gatwick Airport, and Worthing. WiFi and accessible restrooms are available on most trains, plus the option to upgrade to a first-class ticket with extra legroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

$6.10 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Bristol, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Bristol. In the last month, trains from Keynsham to Bristol had the lowest average price at $6.56.

The busiest train station in Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Bristol are:

  • Bristol Temple Meads Station
  • Stapleton Rd
  • Lawrence Hill Station
Bristol is the most popular train destination in Bristol, City of. It also ranks number 431 in United Kingdom. Bristol has the most train connections in the region. There are 285 train 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 147 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Bristol range from $6 for a short trip to Bristol, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Bristol starts at , and a longer trip by train 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 $6.
The closest train station to the city center of Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Bristol Temple Meads Station 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.

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android