Heading for a sunny day out on the beach or a weekend away at the seaside? Trains to Weston-super-Mare take just 18m from Bristol, 36m from Bath, and just under two hours from London and Birmingham, so you’ll be soaking up the sun in no time.
We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times, and info about how to get to Weston-super-Mare by train. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Weston-super-Mare.
There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Weston-super-Mare include:
Tickets are usually cheaper to Weston-super-Mare if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.
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Travelling by train is the fastest, easiest and greenest way to get to Weston-super-Mare from the other UK destinations. CrossCountry and Great Western Railway (GWR) services frequently run to Weston-super-Mare throughout the day. Have a look at our table below for more information about the most popular routes to Weston-super-Mare, or start your search for a different station in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
|Route||Fastest Journey||Train operator|
|Bristol to Weston-super-Mare||18m||CrossCountry, GWR|
|Birmingham to Weston-super-Mare||1h 48m||CrossCountry|
|London to Weston-super-Mare||1h 46m||GWR|
|Bath to Weston-super-Mare||36m||GWR|
|Sheffield to Weston-super-Mare||3h 14m||CrossCountry, GWR, EMR|
Trains to Weston-super-Mare bring you to within half a mile of the beach and it takes around 10-minutes to walk there from the station. Turn left out of the station onto Neva Road then turn left onto Walliscote Road. At the next junction, turn right onto Ellenborough Park road and keep walking until you see the beach in front of you.
Weston-super-Mare's rather grand-sounding name simply means Weston-on-Sea. It's technically the Bristol Channel, but that doesn't matter – this is the kind of seaside town where day-trippers and holidaymakers can forget their worries for a while, let their hair down and have some good old fashioned fun. Pop into the Sovereign Shopping Centre if you're looking for high street names, or venture closer to the seafront for more traditional fare, from fish and chips and candyfloss to amusement arcades.
You'll also find some quite fancy bistros and hotel restaurants. As soon as you get to the front, you really get to see what all the fuss is about. The beach goes on for miles – sometimes miles and miles depending on what time of day it is – and the vast expanse of sand is used for all sorts of events, including motorbike and quad racing.
The tidal range here is the second highest in the world, which is why Weston's famous piers were built in the town's Victorian heyday. The Grand Pier is still very much in action, and bills itself as 'the ultimate 21st-century indoor theme park'.
Further south down Marine Parade is the Seaquarium, which occupies a pier of its own and is home to freshwater, marine and tropical species from all over the world.
The main train station in Weston-super-Mare is Weston-super-Mare railway station . Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Weston-super-Mare railway station .
The primary operator of trains to Weston-super-Mare is GWR.
It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Weston-super-Mare. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.
There are frequent daily services to Weston-super-Mare, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Weston-super-Mare.