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Bristol Temple Meads Train Station


Bristol Temple Meads Station
Station Approach, off Bath Road
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:15 to 21:30 Saturday: 06:15 to 21:30 Sunday: 06:45 to 21:30

Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00

Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Bristol Temple Meads Station customer services

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 18:00 Saturday: 09:30 to 16:30 Sunday: No
Lost property contact details


Telephone: 03457 000 125

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

Free Network Rail Wi-fi - #FreeStationWiFi

Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.

WHS/M&S; Uppercrust; Pumpkin; Pasty Shop; Starbucks; Lily's Flowers

Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.


Customer help points Customer help points are not available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 01:30 Saturday: 05:30 to 01:30 Sunday: 08:00 to 01:30
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.

Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.

Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is not available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Lifts to all platforms and facilities. Ticket office is also step free.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

Set- Down / Pick up Points are available at the station entrance. Assisted travel meeting point located at the customer information office - Platform 3. Please notify a member of staff.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Station Car Park
Operator APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Spaces 374
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details 0345 165 2030
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Buses can be found on the station forecourt and on the main road Temple Gate, situated at the bottom of Station Approach road.

To reach the station forecourt; exit through the ticket barriers, turn left and exit through the main doors.

To reach Temple Gate; follow the footpath to the bottom of Station Approach. Bus stops are situated on both sides of Temple Gate.

Information on bus services, including city centre map, timetables and live service information can be found in the ticket hall.

Ferry services connecting Bristol city centre can be found at Temple Back East. To reach the landing stage; exit through the ticket barriers, walk through the ticket hall, and exit through the side entrance marked for The Friary.

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here.

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 450
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

The main storage location for bikes is at The Friary at Temple Quay, just to the right of the ramped exit from the long stay car park.

A limited bike storage location can be found on Station Approach by Queen Anne's Gate.

There is no longer any bike storage inside the station.

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

The taxi rank is available on the station forecourt. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff for assistance.

To reach the station forecourt; exit through the ticket barriers, turn left and exit through the main doors.

You can find more information about local taxi services here.

Airport available Airport information is available.

A dedicated Airport Flyer bus service connects Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Airport, with the journey taking approximately 25 minutes. Buses operate 24 hours a day and at peak times, leaves up to every 8 minutes.

The Airport Flyer can be found on the station forecourt. To reach the station forecourt; exit through the ticket barriers, turn left and exit through the main doors.

For more information, including timetables and ticket prices, please click here.

Port available Port information is not available.

Bristol Temple Meads is one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful landmarks. The station’s unique name was inspired by the nearby Temple Church, whose grounds included meadows that ran alongside the River Avon. Unfortunately, World War II bombs heavily damaged the Temple Church, although its legacy continues through the station.

This iconic station was initially built in 1840 and served train routes as far as Bath. 180 years on, Bristol Temple Meads station serves routes across the UK and is one of the busiest outside of London. CrossCountry serves popular routes such as Bristol to Manchester, Bristol to Edinburgh, Bristol to Birmingham, and Leeds to Bristol.

Things to do in Bristol

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The home of world-renowned mystery artist Banksy, Bristol is unsurprisingly thriving with fantastic art and culture. Even if this isn't your gig, you should visit the historic docks for the free M-shed museum. You'll learn Bristol's story through well-crafted film, photographs, and personal stories. To gain an aerial view of the city and harbour, head up Park Street to climb the steps of Cabot Tower – you won't be disappointed with the view. If you're with the kids, go to the Bristol Zoo Gardens , where they can play in the gardens, see the animals, and enjoy the attractions – it's always a family favourite.

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