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Reading to Bristol by bus

The journey from Reading to Bristol by bus is 70.06 mi and takes 5 hrs 16 mins. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:55 and the last at 22:25. It is possible to travel from Reading to Bristol by bus for as little as £5.91 or as much as £38.53. The best price for this journey is £5.91.

Lowest Price£5.91
Journey Duration5 hrs 16 mins
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price£5.91
Highest Price£38.53
First Departure00:55
Last Departure22:25
Distance70.06 mi
DepartureReading
ArrivalBristol
CarriersMegabus, National Express

Reading to Bristol Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Your journey from Reading to Bristol with Virail

What's the best way to get from Reading to Bristol? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Reading to Bristol, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do bus tickets from Reading to Bristol cost?

On average, a bus ticket from Reading to Bristol will cost you £20.18. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £5.91. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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When you're traveling from Reading to Bristol, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £20.18. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Bristol by bus?

The average journey time is 5 hrs 16 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 70.06 mi from Reading to Bristol. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Reading to Bristol to take longer than 5 hrs 16 mins. The journey between Reading and Bristol runs for about 70.06 mi and usually takes approximately 5 hrs 16 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 20 mins. If you are trying to get from Reading to Bristol as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do departures from Reading leave for Bristol?

On average, there are 28 daily departures from Reading to Bristol. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 5 departures from Reading which travel directly to Bristol. There are 23 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Reading to Bristol. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Reading to Bristol
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Reading to Bristol.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading to Bristol, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Reading to Bristol.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Bristol by bus

When travelling to Bristol by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board Megabus and National Express from Reading to Bristol
Compare services on board when travelling from Reading to Bristol by bus.
Facilities Megabus National Express
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Reading to Bristol CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
7.89kg
Bus
8.46kg
Flight
22.55kg
Car
18.04kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to Bristol?
A bus ticket from Reading to Bristol is £20.18. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £5.91.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Bristol?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to Bristol is £5.91. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Reading and Bristol by bus?
Reading to Bristol is 70.06 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and Bristol take?
Reading to Bristol is on average 5 hrs 16 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 20 mins.
Which companies operate from Reading to Bristol?
The bus journey from Reading to Bristol is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Megabus, National Express and FLIXBUS UK LTD.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to Bristol?
Reading to Bristol has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to Bristol leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to Bristol departs at 00:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Reading to Bristol depart?
The latest bus from Reading to Bristol departs at 22:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Reading to Bristol in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £5.91 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Reading to Bristol?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Reading to go to Bristol.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to Bristol by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and Bristol is 1 hr 20 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to Bristol?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and Bristol.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to Bristol by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to Bristol creates 8.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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