Trains from Southampton to Bristol run from Southampton Central Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Southampton and Bristol runs regularly up to 41 times a day. The first Train leaves Southampton at 05:15 and the last Train departing at 23:38. The journey time on the Train is 2hr 00min.
Some trains may have changes at Reading Station and Bristol Parkway. There are also direct trains.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Southampton to Bristol for just 10.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 56.00 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.
To check train times and prices from Southampton to Bristol click on the button below.
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 Southampton and Bristol runs 16 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 04:00 and the last bus is at 20:00. You can book a return fare from 24.40 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 Southampton Coach Station in Southampton to Bristol Coach Station in Bristol. Bristol is 75 miles (120.75Km) from Southampton and the journey time on the Bus will take 5hr 40min.
There are busses that have 1 change at London Victoria Coach Station, but travel times on these busses are extremely long. There are also direct busses which can make the trip in 3 hours, these are a far more convenient option.
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 Southampton 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.
Bristol is 75 miles (120.75Km) from Southampton. 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.
(Fri 20th Jul, 2018)
A free event to celebrate all things Bristol; music, dance, markets and more.
Bristol International Balloon Festival
(Wed 08th Aug, 2018)
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International Kite Festival
(Fri 07th Sep, 2018)
A real spectacle of ingenuity, the kites on display are spectacular! The event turned 25 in 2011.