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Known as the ‘London’ of the west, Bristol is a hugely thriving and culturally vibrant city in the south-west of Britain. Also a county in its own right, Bristol is known for its arts scene, young population and highly reputable university. It is particularly renowned for its role in creative arts and is home to many famous bands and artists.
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Bristol Temple Meads
Everything you need to know about Bristol International Airport
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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The Blackpool Airport and Bristol are connected by the Airport Flyer Express Link Coach (A2).
Travelling to Bristol
12 kilometres south of the city, Bristol Airport runs many services across the continent, particularly with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, EastJet and Thomas Cook. The airport is easily accessed from Bristol by car, or using the bus route from Bristol Bus Station, which runs every ten minutes.
Bristol has two main railway stations: Bristol Parkway, on the north of the city, and Bristol Temple Meads, which is located more centrally. These stations form part of railway lines across the whole of England and Wales, and so travel across the UK from Bristol is incredibly easy and well-connected.
Bristol Bus Station can be found very centrally in the city and runs many National Express and Megabus services across the UK and Wales. There are many services running between London and Bristol, as well as other major cities across the country and local destinations around Bristol and Somerset.
How to Get Around Bristol
As a very congested city, driving is not particularly recommended in Bristol, however, bus routes are comprehensive and efficient. Also, Bristol was named the UK’s first cycling city, with many designated bicycle lanes across the centre and outskirts, as well as dedicated cycle paths to Bath and even London.