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A journey between Birmingham and Bristol has never been more enjoyable. Sit back and relax as a CrossCountry train leaves Birmingham New Street Station and whisks you through the Cotswolds, before delivering you to Bristol Temple Meads. There’s no better way to enjoy the stunning scenery than through your train window!
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Travelling to Bristol
First CrossCountry train - 06:42
Last CrossCountry train - 21:12
Travelling from Birmingham to Bristol
The historic city of Bristol has been a popular destination for leisure and business since the Roman times. Today, Bristol is home to a thriving city centre. The historic docks play host to a range of cultural events, as well as a hub of activity in the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries. With a wide range of shopping streets, sports activities, music venues and a busy nightlife, it’s no wonder that Bristol was recently named the best city in Britain.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Bristol?
Yes, you can join our York to Plymouth service at Birmingham New Street Station and travel all the way to Bristol Temple Meads without the need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Bristol?
There is a hot food service available on the train, as well as space for bicycles if you choose to bring them. As you would expect from a CrossCountry train, there’s a great selection of table seats and plug sockets, as well as luggage storage space. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to First Class and all the extra comforts it affords?
Does Bristol Temple Meads have step-free access?
Bristol Temple Meads is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.
How far is the city centre?
Bristol Temple Meads is a short 10-minute bus ride from many of the major attractions Bristol has to offer.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities as well as waiting rooms where families can spend time before catching their train.
For further information about Bristol Temple Mead station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Bristol
Onward travel: Buses in Bristol
If you’re travelling onwards once you reach Bristol, you might want to try their excellent bus service. Buses in the city are run by First UK buses and offer plentiful access to those going into and out of the city.
Shopping in Bristol
If you’re visiting Bristol to go shopping, you’re in for a treat. The Bristol Shopping Quarter is just a short 10-minute bus ride from the station, offering all your high street favourites, as well as independent shops, in one convenient car-free location.
Culture in Bristo
There’s so much to see and do in Bristol city centre. Visit the Arnolfini or Spike Island where you can find innovative exhibitions showing the best of contemporary art. Explore the city’s history at M Shed or Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Listen to music at the O2 Academy or a great local pub, such as The Fleece or The Louisiana, which showcase Bristol’s best indie bands. With so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying for longer!
Spending time in Bristol?
Whether you’re looking to have a great day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Bristol Guide can help you plan the perfect visit!
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