How to Reach Bristol - The Easiest Way to Reach Bristol


  • By air: Bristol airport is the main airport in the city and can be easily reached by taking a flight directly to the city. You can also take a flight to Heathrow Airport, Birmingham International, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport and Cardiff International Airport to reach the destination
  • By train: Bristol Temple Meads is the closest station to the city main center and catching a train to the place is fairly easy. You can also take a train to Bristol Parkway and reach the location.
  • By bus: National Express is a good way to get in the city .
  • By car: The M5 and M4 motorways meet near Bristol and the M32 and so travelling by car is also a viable option.


  • On foot: Bristol is a good location to travel on foot as most attractions and tourist spots are close to each other and so it becomes a good exploration journey of the place.
  • By Bike: Bristol has its fair share of Bike paths and can be one of the best ways to explore the city as it is convenient and cost effective.
  • By train: Bristol Temple Meads offers trains going to most tourist attractions in the city and even to neighboring cities. And so is a good plan to travel by the local transport.
  • By bus: City Sightseeing buses are common sight in the place and provide a whole view of the place. Buses are a convenient way to get to know the city better.
  • By boat: Ferry boat runs through most parts of Bristol and is an interesting way to see the city.
  • By car: There are car pool lanes in the area and hence exploring the place with a car is a good idea.
  • By taxi: taxi services like V cars, Bristol Taxis and Yellow Cabs Bristol are available in most places of the destination.

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Modes of Transportation in Bristol

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Bristol. The most preferred mode of transport in Bristol is Car.

Average distance: 11.41 km Average time: 28.67 min

  • Car 55%
    Driving 26.73 min Walking 1.45 min Waiting 0.45 min Overall average time for 16.7 kms 28.64 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 5%
    Bus 40 min Waiting 5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 7.5 kms 50 min
  • Walking 30%
    Walking 25.17 min Overall average time for 2.38 kms 25.17 min

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How to Reach Bristol from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Bath to Bristol 26.93 km 26 mins
Newport to Bristol 47.63 km 47 mins
Burnham-on-sea to Bristol 50.92 km 50 mins
Yeovil to Bristol 56.84 km 56 mins
Gloucester to Bristol 59.89 km 59 mins
Cardiff to Bristol 65.19 km 1 hour 5 mins
Swindon to Bristol 90.64 km 1 hour 30 mins
Exeter to Bristol 133.06 km 2 hours 13 mins
Neath to Bristol 137.59 km 2 hours 17 mins
Birmingham to Bristol 138.36 km 2 hours 18 mins
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