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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Coach travel from London to Bristol

From £4.90 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 30 min (Fastest)
Departures: up to 23 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from London to Bristol in 2hrs 30m in (fastest journey)

Our fastest coach from Bristol to London will get you there in just 2hrs 30m, giving you more time to explore this beautiful city.

With coaches running up to 23 times a day and from £4.90 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and convenience once again.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up-to-date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

London to Bristol journey information
Service no. 040, 401, 502
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cheapest price From £4.90
Distance (approx) 219km (from London Victoria)
No. of stops 0 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First journey daily 07.00am
Last journey daily 11.59pm

London to Bristol services & stops

Services from London to Bristol run around-the-clock from 7am. The last service of the day leaves London Victoria Coach Station at 11.59pm, arriving in Bristol at 2.20am. 

A full list of stops along the route includes: London Victoria Coach Station, Hammersmith, Bristol Marlborough Street, with some services continuing on to Bristol University.

Departing from London

London Victoria Coach Station is just a 300 metre stroll from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line, and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes from the city centre. Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

Arriving at Bristol Coach Station

Bristol Bus Station is on Marlborough Street - just an 8-minute walk from the city centre and served by many regular bus routes, with a car park nearby at the St James Barton Car Park, postcode: BS1 3LJ.

Take a look at our Bristol Bus Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to buy my ticket from London to Bristol onboard my National Express coach?

Yes you can, however it is always advisable to purchase an advance ticket as services may become full due to pre-booked customers.

To purchase a ticket onboard your coach from London to Bristol, please be aware of the following:

  • Drivers can accept cash only. To avoid delays please ensure you have the correct change.
  • If your journey from London to Bristol requires a change of coach, you must purchase a ticket on board each new coach.
  • Please ensure you obtain a physical ticket from the driver which you should always carry.
  • All our drivers should be able to sell tickets, although if there are ticketing facilities available they may refer you to the ticket office, to purchase your ticket.

In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.


I booked a ticket but now I do not need to travel from London to Bristol. How do I cancel or obtain a refund on my ticket?

Should you wish to cancel your ticket from London to Bristol please contact our helpline, open 8am-10pm on +44 3717818181. A refund can only be obtained on Fully Flexible ticket types cancelled 72 hours prior to your scheduled coach departure.

Our ticket types are as follows:

  • Fully Flexible fare tickets must be cancelled no less than 72 hours prior to your outward journey to qualify for a refund.
  • Standard fare tickets can only be amended; you will only be able to make changes prior to your scheduled travel dates and times and this is subject to an amendment fee.
  • Restricted fare tickets are non-amendable and non-refundable.

You can find out whether you chose a refundable fare type ticket in the important information section of the email confirmation.

Refund requests may be submitted by post to: Customer Relations – Refunds, National Express House, Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B56DD.


How much does it cost to change the date or time on my ticket from London to Bristol?

Depending on the ticket type purchased for your trip from London to Bristol you may amend the time and or date of departure prior to the departure time that is currently booked on your ticket by clicking here.

You may amend the date and time of your ticket without incurring an amendment fee within 1 hour of making your booking (excess fare may apply), any amendments after this time are subject to an amendment fee of £5 online or in a National Express Travelshop or Agent or £6 via the Customer Contact Centre, plus any excess fare.

Note - There are no fees applicable when amending a Fully Flexible fare.

Amendments cannot be made on cancelled or tickets where the travel time of the section you wish to change has passed.

Amendments to the arrival and/or departure locations are not possible once your ticket has been booked.


What do we mean by Excess Fares?

Many of our tickets are not fixed in price and are subject to change. When amending your ticket an excess fare may also be charged if there is a difference in price from your original ticket.

For example: At the time of booking your journey fare from London to Bristol was £20, but at the time of making your amendment the journey price is £27. Your amendment charge is £12 (£5 amendment fee (online) and £7 excess fare)

Restricted fares are discounted fare types and amendments are not possible.


I booked my journey from London to Bristol but I have not received my e-ticket, what should I do?

Please check your spam or junk email folders before contacting us. Your ticket will be delivered from or

You can view and reprint your ticket online for London to Bristol using the ‘Manage My Booking’ service at

If you do not have access to your ticket number or your email address is not recognised, please call us on +443717 818 181- Lines open 8AM-10PM. You can also try contacting us via Live chat or Social media between 8am-8pm.


How do I arrange assistance for my journey from London to Bristol?

If you are wheel chair user require disability assistance on your journey from London to Bristol, then please send us an email at with your name and date of travel in the subject heading.

We recommend you let us know what you require at least 36 hours before you intend to travel with us (wherever possible).

We will then advise you what assistance we can provide at each stage of your journey from London to Bristol, dependent upon those locations where we have our own staff and those where we do not. The more information we have about your requirements, the better prepared we will be to meet your needs when you travel with us.

Please see our Disabled Travellers page which also contains our Disabled Code of Practice.

If you are travelling to Bristol in less than 36hrs please call our Customer Service Centre on 03717 818181 or 0044 3717 818181 from overseas. We are open 8am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

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London to Bristol route stops include:
  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Bristol Coach Station

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