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Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 9h 43m to travel from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 394 miles (634 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 11m
PriceFrom £70
Distance394 miles (634 km)
Frequency1 train per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationBristol Temple Meads
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry

Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads for Tuesday 11th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:08 On timeaberdeen16:33 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets9h 25m, 2 changes
08:20 On timeaberdeen16:33 On timebristol temple meadscrosscountry PeakGet tickets8h 13m, 3 changes
08:20 On timeaberdeen17:31 On timebristol temple meadscrosscountry PeakGet tickets9h 11m, direct
09:04 On timeaberdeen18:36 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets9h 32m, 4 changes
09:04 On timeaberdeen19:29 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets10h 25m, 3 changes
09:04 On timeaberdeen19:45 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets10h 41m, 1 change
09:44 On timeaberdeen19:29 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets9h 45m, 4 changes
09:44 On timeaberdeen19:45 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets10h 1m, 2 changes
11:01 On timeaberdeen20:33 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets9h 32m, 2 changes
11:01 On timeaberdeen21:37 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets10h 36m, 1 change

Travelling from Aberdeen to Bristol by train

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).

For more information visit our CrossCountry page.

Route information from Aberdeen to Bristol

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.

Things to do in Bristol

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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads is 9 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads?

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.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

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.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 394 miles (634 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads start at £70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdeen to Bristol Temple Meads is right for you.

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