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London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 1h 41m to travel from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 104 miles (167 km). There are normally 83 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 19m
PriceFrom £12
Distance104 miles (167 km)
Frequency83 trains per day
Departure stationLondon Paddington
Arrival stationBristol Temple Meads
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads for Sunday 9th 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
08:38 london paddington10:32 bristol temple meadsPlat. 2 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 54m, 1 change
09:00 london paddington10:42 bristol temple meadsPlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 42m, direct
09:34 london paddington11:51 bristol temple meadsPlat. 2 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 17m, 1 change
10:23 london paddington12:00 bristol temple meadsPlat. 2 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 37m, direct
10:35 london paddington12:27 bristol temple meadsPlat. 4 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 52m, 1 change
11:30 london paddington13:03 bristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 33m, direct
11:35 london paddington13:34 bristol temple meadsPlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 59m, 1 change
12:30 london paddington14:02 bristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct
12:35 london paddington14:34 bristol temple meadsPlat. 2 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 59m, 1 change
13:23 london paddington14:59 bristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 36m, direct

Taking the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

London to Bristol travellers can take a half-hourly direct Great Western Railway (GWR) service from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads – departing on the hour and every 30 minutes past. Additionally, you can travel on an indirect service every 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour, hopping onto either another GWR or CrossCountry service at Bristol Parkway. Both routes take between 1h 41m and 1h 56m to reach Bristol.

Great Western Railway offers hot and cold snacks and drinks on their high-speed services and free WiFi on most of their trains. CrossCountry also offer free WiFi and have an onboard menu available.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads is 1 hour and 41 minutes, with around 83 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 London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads is 1 hour and 19 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £12 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 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads without having to change trains. There are 83 direct trains from London Paddington 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 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The first train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 04:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 23:33. 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 London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 104 miles (167 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 London Paddington. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads start at £12 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.

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