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Trains to Bristol

Bristol train station, also known as Bristol Temple Meads, is located in Redcliffe, a central neighbourhood that is within walking distance of the city centre and a short drive away from the A4 and the A4044 roads. The station offers easy access to Bristol airport, which is 8 miles away in Potters Hill. Built in 1840, Bristol station is considered one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's architectural masterpieces and is a Grade 1 listed building. Over the years, this award-winning station has undergone renovations and extensions while maintaining its original grandeur.

Popular train routes to Bristol

London to Bristol
Cardiff to Bristol
Exeter to Bristol
Bath to Bristol
Taunton to Bristol

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Visiting Bristol

Visitors to Bristol often venture towards Harbourside where many attractions connected to the areas maritime past can be found. Here, the masterfully restored SS Great Britain, the very first transatlantic steam ship, is now a family-friendly museum. Designed by Brunel and launched in 1843, it is a fascinating look into the Victorian Age.

More culture can be found at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Of particular note are the Egyptian and Assyrian collections, as well as the geology and dinosaur galleries. The museum is open every day of the year from 10:00 to 17:00.

If in need of some wellness, Bristol offers Lido – a luxurious spa destination that will see the stress of travel lifted from your shoulders. Highlights include a heated outdoor pool and Lido’s unique massages.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Bristol

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Bristol to help you save money and explore the resort. Whether you are getting a train to Bristol for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.

Benefit from cheap tickets to Bristol by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way to save money on train tickets to Bristol is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper travelling to Bournemouth will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you are off to hit the shops or a night out with friends pencilled in the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

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