Travel comfortably from Sheffield to Bristol with CrossCountry. Take full advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The journey from Sheffield to Bristol is a delightful one. Enjoy views of the Peak District and the Cotswolds out of your window, as you travel down the west flank of the UK. You will pass through Birmingham, Worcester, Cheltenham and Gloucester before arriving at Bristol Temple Meads Station.
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Travelling to Bristol
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Travelling from Sheffield to Bristol
Mixing a strong maritime heritage with a contemporary vibe, Bristol’s mix of old and new offers a unique city experience to all its visitors. From historic ships and Banksy artwork to great shopping and gourmet eateries, there’s something for everyone in the city of Bristol. With lots of free attractions and child-friendly activities, Bristol is a great city for families to visit. For adults, why not uncover the rising craft beer scene or sample some local ciders?
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Bristol?
Direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Sheffield to Bristol and the journey will take just under 3 hours.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Bristol?
Travelling from Sheffield to Bristol will be a comfortable journey when you travel with CrossCountry. As with all our services, we offer a full range of amenities onboard our trains from Sheffield to Bristol. Ample luggage storage space and a range of seating with tables and electric points for your electricals are all available. A trolley service offering drinks and light refreshments are also available. If you fancy extra comfort, why not buy a First Class ticket?
Does Bristol Temple Meads have step-free access?
Bristol Temple Meads Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. You’ll find step-free access throughout the station, ramps for train access and accessible ticket machines.
How far is the city centre?
Bristol Temple Meads Station is in the heart of the city, making it a convenient starting point to begin exploring from.
Does the station have family areas?
Families travelling through Bristol Temple Meads will find a variety of amenities available. Baby changing facilities, a comfortable waiting room and a range of cafés and eateries are available.
For further information about Bristol Temple Meads Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Bristol
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Bristol
For those who have an onwards journey from Bristol Temple Meads Station, there are a few options to choose from. First UK buses offer an extensive local service connecting the city centre to neighbouring towns and villages. For those who prefer to travel more directly, there’s a taxi rank available at the station or if you’d rather pre-book a taxi, you can call one of the local taxi firms.
Shopping in Bristol
Bristol’s got some great choices if you fancy a shopping trip during your visit to Bristol. Whether you’re looking for an independent pop-up selling locally-designed fashion or a huge mall with all your high street favourites, Bristol has everything. Local markets sell an abundance of gifts, clothing and household items. If you want something a little more upmarket, you can wander around the Regency streets of Clifton Village and explore its high-end boutiques. And don’t forget Wapping Wharf – Bristol’s newest district and a hub of exciting independent businesses hosted in shipping containers and just a stone’s throw from the harbour.
Culture in Bristol
Culture vultures will be enthralled by a visit to Bristol. Surrounding by the rolling hills of south west England, Bristol has a thriving modern culture, paved by a rich maritime history. The city is home to many museums, art galleries and performance spaces, which keep you entertained whatever the weather. The harbour is a great place to explore, particularly in the summer when the annual Bristol Harbour Festival features displays of tall ships and musical performances. If the weather’s nice, why not take a walk and explore the city’s beautiful parks? Bristol is home of the world-famous artist Banksy and many of his original pieces are found throughout the city streets, so keep a look out. Explore Bristol’s nightlife by trying out some of the city’s many pubs, clubs and bars.
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