During the week, there are around ten buses per day making the 2.5 hour trip from Birmingham to Bristol, with buses departing between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The weekend schedule is similar, offering one extra journey on Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m.
As a tourist destination, Birmingham is quickly catching up to London, offering a range of attractions from the culinary to the cultural at a distinctly slower pace and without the tourist hordes of the capital. No visit to the city is complete without sampling the delicious flavours available in the Balti Triangle, which is packed with over 50 South Asian restaurants. Also worth a visit is the recently opened public library, which houses a Shakespeare Memorial Room, and the historic jewellery quarter, one of the UK's largest and oldest.
Set around a picturesque waterfront, Bristol is a quirky blend of old and new. The city is an artistic hub and famously home to the renowned street artist Banksy. Stroll along to The Arnolfini contemporary art gallery, and don't miss one of the world's largest outdoor art exhibitions, the See No Evil open air gallery. Bristol is also home to award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars, and has the site of the world's first Slow Food market - located at the St Nicholas Market in the Old City.