Overall a good experience, and very reasonably priced. But why were quite a number of bus seats marked reserved but not used? Given rising COVID numbers, spreading out passengers in an only partially full bus would have been a sensible move.
Despite leaving late due to a fault on the bus the driver managed to gain some time so we were only slightly late into London. We were kept informed and the journey was very smooth. All staff were very courteous, friendly and professional. The bus was very clean and comfortable. Excellent value for money.
I got on the coach at the bus station as it was closer to my house, I arranged it the day before, but another assistant got difficult with me as I tried to get on the bus, I was anxious to get on and he didn’t seem to know what times of the coach . He upset me.
It was not mentioned, as far as I know, that the Bristol-London bus also forms the second leg of the Plymouth-London bus. This means that if that bus runs late the Bristol bus has to wait for them, as it is treated as a 'connection'. They were due in at 2pm:they arrived at approx 3.25pm. We were due to leave at 3pm:we weren't boarded until 3.15, by the time the Plymouth people had boarded it was 3.35 when we left. I had to catch a connecting train in London at 7.30: I had allowed an hour & a half for traffic & tube round from Victoria which I had thought was plenty: i did catch the train with 5 mins to spare but spent a very stressful bus journey worried about missing it & having to buy a full price new ticket.
I think it should be made very clear when booking that your bus may have to wait for a connecting service.
The driver literally turned off the lights and drove off immediately while I was still trying to get by bag which had been buried underneath two others. He then seemed annoyed that I hadn’t mentioned I still needed to get off in the split second between him closing the door and starting to drive, even though I was stood right behind him and about to step off the bus. He then dropped me off in the middle of a 4 lane road with no crossing nearby and acted like the whole thing was my fault when I wasted no time in trying to get off the bus.
Good driving. Ali disappointing as the driver didn’t help with the luggage. He parked the bus and stood aside smoking cigarettes whilst we load our own luggages. Looked weird to me, as I’m a woman lifting heavy luggages.
Anyways, hope he learns his mistakes
They over-booked the bus. 2 people booked per seat. I had a specific stop and only by luck did I overhear them tell people the rest of the queue would be getting on another bus. I asked if that bus would go to my stop and they realised that it would not so let me on the first bus - I got the last seat. So disorganised it was ridiculous. It was so clear that not everyone would get on and being that it was quite late, they probably should have considered the number of families with small children they left ignored and forced to get onto a much later bus.
I was pleasantly surprised following my last minute booking to travel to London yesterday. I had looked into going by train but the cost was ridiculous.
The outward and return journeys were problem free with friendly and informative drivers. The return driver was particularly lovely with excellent customer care skills and hopefully a valued employee.
I thought I was getting the megabus but NE turned up. I spoke to the driver of NE asking him if he knew where the meg?a bus stopped. He did not tell me that the NE bus was the one to make from bristol to London .at 12.10 so I missed the coach.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Bristol - London
How much does a bus ticket from Bristol to London cost?
The average bus ticket price from Bristol to London is $37. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Bristol to London is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Bristol to London?
The average travel time between Bristol and London is around 2h 55m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 10m.This is the time it takes to travel the 172 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Bristol and London?
The number of buses from Bristol to London can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 139 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Bristol to London by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Bristol to London?
When taking the bus from Bristol to London, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Megabus, National Express.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Bristol to London?
Buses travelling between Bristol and London leave from Bus & Coach Station or Bond St and arrive at Victoria Coach Station, Finchley Road, Marble Arch.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Bristol to London costs around CA$16 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Bristol to London vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$97 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$6.
Usually National Express will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Bristol to London, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save CA$4.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Bristol to London.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Bristol to London, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Bristol to London that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
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Did you know?
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.
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