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Getting in Bristol by Train

Bristol Temple Meads station is located approximately 15 minutes walk from the city centre and has regular inter-city and regional train services from Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Swansea and York. It is the oldest, continuously and still operating train station in the world.

Today, it is run by the train operating company First Great Western, who provide the majority of services.

Bristol has a second main railway station in Bristol Parkway, which is located several miles north of the city centre. Although this station also has frequent services to many of the same locations as Temple Meads, it is principally aimed at suburban residents and is unlikely to be useful to visitors.

From London, you can travel from London Paddington station. There are several through trains an hour, the fastest of which takes one hour and ten minutes. Train times (from any location) can be found on the National Rail Planner [8] or by calling 0845 748 4950 from anywhere in the UK. Alternatively, there is Megatrain [9], a budget train service running out of London Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads, with one or two trains a day taking just over two and a half hours.
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