Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol run from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Edinburgh and Bristol runs regularly up to 31 times a day. The first Train leaves Edinburgh at 05:36 and the last Train departing at 21:00. The journey time on the Train is 6hr 10min.
There are direct trains as well as ones with 2 changes. The first change is in either Newcastle or Lancaster, and the second is at Birmingham New Street Station.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Edinburgh to Bristol for just 114.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 228.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
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If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by Train, you will be using Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station Train station on London Road. Bristol Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Edinburgh and Bristol runs 3 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 06:35 and the last bus is at 21:30. You can book a return fare from 71.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Edinburgh Bus Station in Edinburgh to Bristol Coach Station in Bristol. Bristol is 374 miles (602.14Km) from Edinburgh and the journey time on the Bus will take 11hr 35min.
Most busses will be direct, for the ones that aren't, there is 1 change at Birmingham Coach Station.
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Edinburgh to Bristol click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.
The Plane service between Edinburgh and Bristol runs 4 times a day. This service is run by Easyjet with the first Plane starting at 08:15 and the last is at 20:00. You can book a return fare from 56.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Plane to Bristol runs from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol International Airport. Bristol is 374 miles (602.14Km) from Edinburgh and the journey time on the Plane will take 1hr 15min.
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If you are travelling to Bristol by plane, Bristol Airport is located just 30 minutes from Bristol City Centre. The airport is accessible by the Bristol Flyer bus service which runs every 10 minutes at peak times and offers free wifi.
Bristol is 374 miles (602.14Km) from Edinburgh. If you are travelling to Bristol by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.
If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.
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Bristol International Balloon Festival
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International Kite Festival
(Thu 07th Sep, 2017)
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