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Travel from Glasgow to Bristol in comfort with CrossCountry and take advantage of booking Advance tickets on journeys up to 15 minutes before their scheduled departure time.
The journey from Glasgow to Bristol is comfortable and convenient on a CrossCountry train. Travelling directly means no hassle of changing trains with all your luggage, and the route takes you along some of the most spectacular tracks in the country. From the east coast of Scotland, through the Yorkshire Moors, skirting the Peak District and making your way through the Cotswolds, time will fly as you take in the sights from the train window.
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Bristol is a vibrant city which pays homage to its history while still embracing a forward-looking modern atmosphere. However long you’re planning to spend in this captivating city, there’s going to be plenty to see and explore.
Yes, CrossCountry trains can take you directly from Glasgow to Bristol.
The journey from Glasgow to Bristol allows you to take advantage of all the amenities on board a CrossCountry train, from the charging points for devices to the varied seating options and designated luggage storage space. If you get peckish, an at-seat service of light refreshments is available, and many of our trains have a catering coach serving warm food. As this is a longer journey, we would recommend upgrading to First Class, where you can make the most of free WiFi and complimentary refreshments.
Bristol Temple Meads is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs; step-free access is available throughout the station, as are assistance reaching platforms and ramps for train access. Accessible ticket machines are also available at the station.
Bristol Temple Meads is conviently located just a short distance from many of the main shopping areas and attractions of Bristol.
Families visiting Bristol Temple Meads station can make use of baby changing facilities at the station. We also recommend the comfortable waiting rooms for those with time to kill at the station.
For more information about Bristol Temple Meads, check out our station guide.
Bristol Temple Meads is connected to the wider city and surrounding area by an extensive bus network, which provides plenty of options for those with an onwards journey.
Bristol is haven for those who love to shop. As you might expect from this quirky city, there are plenty of places to buy hand-made, locally crafted, and artisanal foods, clothes and products. Head to Gloucester Road & Stokes or Clifton Village for the best independent shops, cafés and delis.
Those who prefer their shopping pre-loved can also find a wide range of retro, vintage, and second-hand shops. For the best finds, head to Bristol’s Old City, or one of the markets which pop up across the city. If you’re still looking for your fix of high street favourites, head to the Cabot Circus, where you can also have a fun day out with the family at crazy golf or the 13-screen cinema.
As you make your way around Bristol, you can’t help but notice the history that fills this city, a history which spreads back for thousands of years. One unique way of seeing this history is by taking one of the Haunted or Hidden Walking Tours, where you can find some of the most interesting parts of the city with your expert local guide. Alternatively, a historic pub crawl might be more to your tastes. Bristol has a vibrant and booming craft beer and cider scene, which is perfect for exploring as you make your way around the city.
Whether you’re staying in Bristol for a weekend or a week, our Guide to Bristol can help you plan the perfect visit.
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