Travelling to Bristol
First CrossCountry train - 06:25
Last CrossCountry train - 20:56
Travelling from Exeter to Bristol
A historic regional centre, there’s more than meets the eye in Bristol! The harbour is a cultural hub that, like the rest of the city, embraces its past while also looking forward to the future. Whether you’re looking to explore, go shopping or to sit and relax with a delicious meal, there’s something for everyone in Bristol.
Are there direct trains from Exeter to Bristol?
Yes, CrossCountry trains can take you directly from Exeter to Bristol in around an hour.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Exeter to Bristol?
On our service from Exeter to Bristol, you can make the most of all CrossCountry has to offer. Enjoy varied seating choices, charge points as standard and ample luggage storage space. An at-seat service serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments is available. Alternatively, you might consider upgrading to First Class and the extra level of comfort this coach offers.
Does Bristol Temple Meads have step-free access?
Bristol Temple Meads station has step-free access throughout. Those who require can also make use of accessible ticket machines, ramps to trains and assistance reaching platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Bristol Temple Meads station is only a short walk from many of the attractions in the city. The station is also serviced by regular buses to the city centre.
Does the station have family areas?
Families can choose to take advantage of baby changing facilities as well as the waiting rooms at Bristol Temple Meads station
For more information about Bristol Temple Meads Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Bristol
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Bristol
Well-connected by public transport, Bristol Temple Meads is a convenient place to start your visit to Bristol. Regular buses service the station, connecting the station with the city and the wider area. Alternatively, should you choose to complete your onward journey by taxi, you can make use of the taxi rank adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Bristol
Bristol is a major shopping centre in the area, but is less well-known further afield. This is a shame as, alongside all the usual high street favourites, it offers a great selection of independent shops, boutiques, also retro and vintage outlets. One of the best places to find the most unique pieces Bristol has to offer is in the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter. These narrow, higgledy-piggledy roads date back to the 1600s. Exploring the eight streets that make up the area, you will uncover silversmiths, design shops, booksellers and more.
Culture in Bristol
Bristol has a great amount to offer the discerning culture vulture. Whether you’re into art, history or theatre, there’s so much to see here. Art lovers can explore the contemporary art scene or visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a stunning collection of art as well as historical pieces and archaeology. For history buffs, Brunel’ SS Great Britain is an excellent choice. You can find out more about the maritime industry which was so important to the development of the area, but also one of Bristol’s best-known sons: the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. If you prefer contemporary culture, Bristol offers three major theatres – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and the Tobacco Factory Theatre – each offering its own unique program.
Staying in Bristol?
Before you catch a train from Exeter to Bristol, read our handy Guide to Bristol to help you to plan a memorable journey.