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Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 8h 7m to travel from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 313 miles (503 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £46.20 when you book in advance.

First train

06:48

Last train

10:55

Departure station

Glasgow

Arrival station

Bristol Temple Meads

Journey time

From 7h 40m

Distance

313 miles (503 km)

Frequency

2 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £46.20

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travelling from Glasgow to Bristol by train

Glasgow to Bristol by train can be taken directly if travelling with CrossCountry. For other routes, you will travel with both CrossCountry and Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains).

All trains run by CrossCountry offer WiFi (complimentary in First Class). Most CrossCountry trains also offer First Class services that include complimentary drinks, reclining seats and the chance to enjoy especially great views.

Route information from Glasgow to Bristol

Train journeys from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads offer picturesque views ranging from Scotland’s Western Lowlands down to the South West of England. Stops include some of the main cities in Scotland and England, such as Edinburgh, York and Leeds.

The quickest travel options require you to change trains at least once. After a stop at Preston, the train will either travel via Manchester or via Warrington to Birmingham New Street, a central hub of the British railway system.

A direct train from Birmingham will then take you to Bristol. You'll cross Cheltenham, home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, followed by Gloucester, a beautifully scenic journey with the Cotswolds as a backdrop.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow and Bristol Temple Meads is 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 2 trains 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 Glasgow and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads is 7 hours and 40 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £46.20 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 Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The first train from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 06:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 10:55. 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 Glasgow and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 313 miles (503 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 Glasgow.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from Glasgow to Bristol Temple Meads start at £46.20 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.

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