Trains to Bristol

The university city of Bristol has reinvented itself as one of England’s hippest places to live and work. It is a city with a remarkable history. You’ll be able to visit Brunel’s pioneering steamship, the SS Great Britain, and see the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

But Bristol is good for more than merely ticking off the sights. The city has a provocative arts scene, a feast of fabulous cafés and it’s a fine place just to hang out. Bristol has good green credentials and is an easy city to explore on foot.

The main railway station is Bristol Temple Meads. Don’t just dash through it. The station facade is a work of art in itself. Temple Meads is the principal rail hub of western England. You can hop on a train in Bristol to Penzance in Cornwall, to Brighton on the south coast, and even to places as far afield as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Salisbury, Cardiff and Exeter are all less than an hour away. And there are frequent trains to London which take less than two hours to reach the capital.

Bristol also has an out-of-town station close to the M4 motorway. Bristol Parkway is some way north of the city, so if you are heading for the middle of Bristol, definitely book on a train which runs to Bristol Temple Meads.

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London to Bristol by train

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Cardiff to Bristol by train

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Cheltenham to Bristol by train

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Plymouth to Bristol by train

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Paignton to Bristol by train

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Gloucester to Bristol by train

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Doncaster to Bristol by train

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Birmingham to Bristol by train

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Sheffield to Bristol by train

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Torquay to Bristol by train

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Newton Abbot to Bristol by train

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Neath to Bristol by train

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Edinburgh to Bristol by train

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Darlington to Bristol by train

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Port Talbot Parkway to Bristol by train

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Wolverhampton to Bristol by train

from $29.01

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Weston-super-Mare to Bristol by train

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Manchester to Bristol by train

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Bristol by train

from $70.84

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York to Bristol by train

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Taunton to Bristol by train

from $8.79

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Wigan to Bristol by train

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Crewe to Bristol by train

from $45.97

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Leicester to Bristol by train

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Swansea to Bristol by train

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Reading to Bristol by train

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Salisbury to Bristol by train

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Leeds to Bristol by train

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Brighton to Bristol by train

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Fareham to Bristol by train

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Portsmouth to Bristol by train

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Oxford to Bristol by train

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Didcot to Bristol by train

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Shrewsbury to Bristol by train

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Derby to Bristol by train

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Bath to Bristol by train

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Glasgow to Bristol by train

from $99.22

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Carlisle to Bristol by train

from $157.00

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Lancaster to Bristol by train

from $53.63

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Guildford to Bristol by train

from $18.21

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Poole to Bristol by train

from $40.32

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Southampton to Bristol by train

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Exeter to Bristol by train

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Westbury to Bristol by train

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Preston to Bristol by train

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Newport to Bristol by train

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Chester to Bristol by train

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Bridgend to Bristol by train

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Liverpool to Bristol by train

from $36.42

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Stafford to Bristol by train

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Paris to Bristol by train

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Basingstoke to Bristol by train

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Swindon to Bristol by train

from $18.84

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Chippenham to Bristol by train

from $11.18

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Loughborough to Bristol by train

from $60.92

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Hull to Bristol by train

from $59.66

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Cambridge to Bristol by train

from $27.63

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Hereford to Bristol by train

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Barnstaple to Bristol by train

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Bridgwater to Bristol by train

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Brussels to Bristol by train

from $95.45

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Weymouth to Bristol by train

from $23.99

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Inverness to Bristol by train

from $276.32

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Rugby to Bristol by train

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Bromsgrove to Bristol by train

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Slough to Bristol by train

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Durham to Bristol by train

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Middlesbrough to Bristol by train

from $78.37

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Castle Cary to Bristol by train

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Worcester to Bristol by train

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Tamworth to Bristol by train

from $64.81

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Chesterfield to Bristol by train

from $61.04

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Coventry to Bristol by train

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Lincoln to Bristol by train

from $109.40

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Stockport to Bristol by train

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