Reading, England
Bristol, England

Bus ticket from Reading to Bristol

CompaniesDeparturesDurationServicePrice
Megabus
6h 35mfrom£16.13

Megabus has the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Bristol for only £16.13, on a trip of approximately 6h 35m duration. More than 2 schedules for your trip.

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Bristol.

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Bus from Reading to Bristol

The bus trip from Reading to Bristol takes approximately 8h 7m duration and covers a distance of about 112 km. There are usually 2 buses traveling daily to Bristol and you can find the cheapest tickets starting from £16.13 if you buy in advance on the internet.

Distance112 km
Price£16.13
Frequency2
Fastest6h 35m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Bristol is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

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Best Travel Options

Traveling from Reading to Bristol is a manageable trip, and you have several transportation modes to consider. Here’s what you need to know:

Travel Time: Trains are the quickest option, clocking in at roughly 1-2 hours, suitable for quick getaways. Buses take about 2-3 hours, offering a leisurely pace through the countryside.

Cost: Buses are a bargain, especially appealing for budget travelers, while train fares provide good value and are particularly cost-effective when booked in advance.

Experience: Buses let you savor the journey with scenic views, ideal for the casual traveler, whereas trains offer speed, convenience, and comfort for commuters and explorers.

🧳 Covering a trip of around 116 km (72 miles), this short journey brings the opportunity to enjoy a productive or relaxing travel experience, tailored to your preferences. Keep scrolling to see all your travel options in detail.

Best Travel Options

Frequently Asked Questions

Embark on a seamless journey from Reading to Bristol, where scenic views and swift travel await. Discover historic Bristol’s allure, direct from Reading’s heart, with comfort and ease as your travel companions.

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Cheapest Travel Options

For cost-conscious travelers, reaching Bristol from Reading doesn’t have to drain your wallet. Noteworthy operators like National Express and Megabus serve this route with fares ranging from just £6 to £12. National Express provides more departure times, while Megabus is your go-to for a tighter budget.

Plan your journey to Bristol and maximize savings by choosing the mode of transportation that aligns with your needs. Families might go for the roomier trains by Great Western Railway at £20 to £60, where kids can enjoy the space. Meanwhile, budget travelers and groups can take advantage of Megabus’s bargain prices. Business travelers prioritizing time may find the swiftness of train travel more suitable, despite the higher cost compared to buses or rideshares.

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