From Aberdeen, there's no direct train to Bristol Temple Meads, as a change is required at Edinburgh Waverley. From there, you can board a train to Bristol.
CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most trains, if not, then there will be a buffet cart providing at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route feature a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi if you travel in First Class (WiFi can be purchased for a small fee if you're seated in Standard).
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Starting your journey at Aberdeen, you can look forward to some breathtaking views of Scotland´s East coast and Dundee before heading to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.
Once you change at Edinburgh, the train takes you through the Lowlands of Scotland and provides scenic views of the English East coast, taking in the sights across Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, and the Peak District before heading to Birmingham. You'll then pass by the Cotswolds, the scenic villages of South-Central England that have strayed into the 21st-century from another era.
Bristol is the city of bridges. For that reason, make sure you visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon. Another highlight of the city is the street art. After all, Bristol is Banksy´s hometown.
If you happen to be in the city in July, don´t miss the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, one of the most important literary festivals in Britain.
The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Bristol Temple Meads is 9 hours and 43 minutes, with around 1 train per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads is 9 hours and 11 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 11:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 394 miles (634 km) during the journey.
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