Trains to Bristol

Cheap Trains to Bristol

"The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.” Roahl Dahl

Known for its maritime history, Bristol offers a wide range of attractions including heritage sites that ooze imagination, as well as world-class street art from the likes of Banksy, that add colour and spice to the entire town. Bristol is also known for its offbeat character, thanks to the cross-cultural vibe of the neighbourhoods and the vibrant street art scene.

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Visiting Bristol by Train

Bristol’s main railway station is Temple Meads, which is about a 15-minute walk from the city centre. It has regular train services, both inter-city and regional, coming from the cities of Birmingham, Bath, Cardiff, Glasgow, York, London and many more. The railway station is the oldest station in the world that has continuously operated to today.

There’s another railway station in Bristol, Bristol Parkway, which is located several miles away from the city centre. This railway station has frequent train services and most of them are of the same locations as those in the Temple Meads. If you’re coming from London, you can take the train from London Paddington.

Bristol has plenty of excellent visitor attractions. First, the Curious Science Centre, an interactive science museum that’s located within the city centre features hundreds of hands-on exhibits including live shows and a Planetarium. The Bristol Zoo Gardens is also worth a visit. It’s the 5th oldest zoo in the world and has more than 400 animal species.

The Brunel's SS Great Britain, a historic ship also located within Bristol’s city centre is another popular attraction in the city. Here, visitors can wander through the galley and dining saloon and take a glimpse of a massive replica of the steam engine. The M Shed is an impressive museum in Bristol known for its treasure trove of memorabilia, while the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is another major museum in the city that showcases a diverse range of interesting objects. Other attractions not to be missed in Bristol are the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cabot Circus and the Bristol Cathedral.

Main stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Airport
  • Bristol Parkway
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • St Andrews Road