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Distance to city centre
Distance to city centre
The line from Bristol to London is also known as the Great West Way, and it passes through some sublimely scenic English countryside. As the trains leave Bristol, they take one of two routes to Swindon: travelling through the rolling green hills engraved with giant chalk figures of men and horses, and then via honey-coloured Georgian Bath and up to Swindon, where the line meets the other railway route for your train from Bristol to London; or taking one of the trains leaving Bristol northwards before turning east and passing through the chocolate-box villages and country estates of the Cotswolds to arrive in Swindon. From Swindon, most Bristol to London trains follow the line eastwards, skirting the northern edge of the North Wessex Downs and then on through the gentle Chiltern hills, past the grey necropolis crowning the Hellfire Caves hill and into Reading. From Reading, the line follows the misty Thames Valley through Maidenhead and Slough and on into the suburbs of west London and its final destination, Paddington Station.
According to the GWR website, there are staff available to offer assistance at Bristol Temple Meads 24/7, with no requirement to book assistance in advance. However, it might be a good idea to phone ahead of time if you need a wheelchair or a ramp in order to access your train, just in case. The station has step-free access to most areas and lifts to any areas that are not accessible. There are all the usual facilities, including ticket machines and ticket offices for you to buy train tickets from Bristol to London, if you haven’t bought them online in advance. As you would expect, there are toilets, refreshments, shops, luggage trolleys, a waiting room, a lost property office and a baby-changing point, but there are no left luggage lockers. It is easy to get to Bristol Temple Meads to catch your Bristol to London train – there are parking spaces for bikes and cars, or you could catch the 73 bus from the city centre, which will drop you off right outside the station.
There is no legal reason to carry ID on your person in the United Kingdom, and you do not need a passport to travel by rail from Bristol to London. In fact, there is no need to own a passport at all if you do not plan to travel abroad.
You have just arrived at Paddington Station after travelling with the cheap tickets from Bristol to London that you purchased on momondo, and now you want to get into central London. There are always taxis at the taxi rank, if you want to have the full black cab experience; although, it might be a bit expensive. Most people take the Underground to get to where they want to go, and there is an entrance to the Underground system easily accessible; it's inside the station, right on the main concourse. If you would like to see the sights as you travel into central London and don’t mind spending a bit more time on your journey, a bus is best – just turn left as you exit the station and you will see a series of bus stops on either side of the road. Check out the bus route that takes you to the part of central London you want to visit.
The most time-efficient journey by train from Bristol to London currently available is 1h 14m. Travel time typically varies by up to 0h 13m, depending on your train details. Look into AccesRail, they have one of the quickest options available.
There are many trains travelling between Bristol and London which are Great Western Railway and AccesRail. The cheapest Great Western Railway is what we have recently available with prices starting at £47 for a return ticket.
We’ve found that taking a train from Bristol to London with AccesRail is more time-efficient when based simply on travel duration. A flight from Bristol to London or a bus from Bristol to London can take you longer than a 1h 12m train.
The cheapest way is to get a bus from Bristol to London, which can be as cheap as £6. A flight from Bristol to London is more expensive than a bus, with prices starting at £49. A train from Bristol to London is also an option, with an average price of £47.
While London is 106.1 mi away from Bristol, the distance by train is longer depending on the route. The train usually takes 1h 14m in normal conditions.