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.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads is 1 hour and 19 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 04:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 104 miles (167 km) during the journey.
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