Trains from Cambridge to Bristol run from Cambridge Railway Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Cambridge and Bristol runs regularly up to 34 times a day. The first Train leaves Cambridge at 05:45 and the last Train departing at 23:15. The journey time on the Train is 3hr 15min.
There are 2 changes. One at Kings Cross in London where travellers will have to take the tube to Paddington, and then board a train at Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Cambridge to Bristol for just 32.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 110.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
To check train times and prices from Cambridge to Bristol click on the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by Train, you will be using Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station Train station on London Road. Bristol Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Cambridge and Bristol runs 32 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 04:10 and the last bus is at 22:05. You can book a return fare from 50.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Cambridge Bus Station in Cambridge to Bristol Coach Station in Bristol. Bristol is 180 miles (289.8Km) from Cambridge and the journey time on the Bus will take 6hr 00min.
There is 1 change at either Heathrow Airport in London or Victoria Coach Station in London. The total travel time is quite long because passengers will need to wait for a bus from London to Bristol.
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Cambridge to Bristol click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.
To see a timetable and mini maps showing bus stops in Cambridge and Bristol download the bus timetable.
Bristol is 170 miles (273.7Km) from Cambridge. If you are travelling to Bristol by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.
If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.
Bristol's Christmas Market
(Sat 09th Dec, 2017)
A sure-fire way to get you in the festive spirit, the stalls offer a variety of traditional German-inspired crafts and food.