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Just under 200 kilometres apart, it's easy to get to London from Bristol by either train or bus. The majority of train services are quicker than an average bus journey, however if the train service requires numerous changes or stops it can take longer than reaching London by bus. Trains run from two stations in Bristol, with all services terminating at London Paddington. Buses leave from two locations in Bristol with journeys arriving in London Victoria.
Return journeys from London to Bristol are also available.
Both National Express and Megabus offer bus services from Bristol to London. National Express have 23 services per day, starting at around 3:50 a.m. There are frequent services in the morning, then between 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. they run at approximately one per hour, at 30 minutes past the hour. The journey with National Express leaves from Bristol Coach Station and arrives at London Victoria Coach Station. The fastest journey takes around 2.5 hours, whereas the longest takes nearly 4 hours to complete. Megabus also offer a bus service from Bristol to London leaving from Colston Hall in Bristol's city centre and terminating at London Victoria. Megabus has twelve services per day, starting at approximately 4:20 a.m. and ending with the 7:10 p.m. service. The longest journey takes just over 3.5 hours, and the shortest is nearly 3 hours.
First Great Western operates trains between Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway and London Paddington. Daily services start at approximately 4:45 a.m. with the last train leaving just after 10:30 p.m. There are between 3-5 direct services per hour, with the journey taking between 1.5 - 3 hours.