Train To Bristol
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Bristol is situated in the South West of England a little over 100 miles from London and under 50 miles from the Cardiff.
Train to Bristol
Bristol has two stations, trains to Bristol run to the central hub Bristol Temple Meads station or to Bristol Parkway station in the Northern suburbs. First Great Western operate most of the trains to Bristol.
Train To Bristol From the East
Trains to Bristol from London take 1h 40, 4 trains leave London Paddington every hour including 2 direct trains. South West Trains also operate trains to Bristol from Hampshire and Sussex: trains to Bristol from Southampton take 1h 40, 2 services every hour including 1 direct train.
Train to Bristol from the West
Cross Country Trains also operate trains to Bristol from the West: trains to Bristol from Plymouth take 2h, 1-3 direct services an hour. Trains to Bristol from Exeter take just over 1h, 2-3 direct services an hour, and trains to Bristol all the way from Penzance take 4 hours, changing at Plymouth.
Train to Bristol from South Wales
Trains to Bristol from South Wales call into Bristol Parkway station, from Cardiff Central it takes just 35m with no changes, and from Swansea it takes just 1h 31m. Direct trains to Bristol from Gloucester take just 30m with 2 services every hour.
Why Take The Train To Bristol?
A key departure port in years gone by for adventurers, nowadays the harbour is lined with attractions with restaurants, museums and cinemas along with historic vessels such as ss Great Britain, Brunels restored steam ship. The harbour hosts many festivals throughout the year making it one of the highlights of a visit to Bristol. Another piece of engineering genius is Bristol’s infamous suspension bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Bristol Zoo Gardens is another top attraction for all the family. With over 400 exotic and endangered species to thrill you during your visit with in particular the Monkey Jungle, Seal and Penguin Coasts, Bug World, Twilight World and Reptile House. Bristol offers some of the finest shopping facilities in the country at Cabot Circus. With over 120 shops including Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Lacoste and The Apple Store you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for. Bristol has 2 professional football teams Bristol City and Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby are their Guiness Premiership rugby union team. Bristol also plays hosts to Gloucester County Cricket Club so whether you are visiting in summer or winter you can be sure of top quality professional sport.