I became unwell during the trip and if it wasn't for the lovely young lady sitting next me I'm not sure what might have happened to me.
This wasn't to do with the journey but my diabetes and wearing a mask for such a long time.
It was difficult to feel satisfied with the safety measures put in place as it felt there were none. The bus was overbooked. The driver did not enforce face coverings, was (though trying to do his job) rude to other passengers and unsympathetic about the cramped and not covid safe conditions.
On a hot day the bus air conditioning was not working. The driver was accomodating and offered solutions including organising a change of bus.
As passengers we decided we just wanted to get to our destination.
Frequently asked questions on the trip London - Bristol
How much does a bus ticket from London to Bristol cost?
The average bus ticket price from London to Bristol is $23. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Bristol 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 London to Bristol?
The average travel time between London and Bristol is around 2h 55m, although the fastest bus will take about 1h 51m.This is the time it takes to travel the 172 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between London and Bristol?
The number of buses from London to Bristol can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 68 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from London to Bristol by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from London to Bristol?
When taking the bus from London to Bristol, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Megabus, National Express.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from London to Bristol?
Buses travelling between London and Bristol leave from Victoria Coach Station or Finchley Road and arrive at Bus & Coach Station, Bond St, Airport (BRS).
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 London to Bristol costs around CA$18 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from London to Bristol vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$51 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$6.
Usually MEGB 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 London to Bristol, 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$9.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between London and Bristol!
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from London to Bristol.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from London to Bristol will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from London to Bristol.
Did you know?
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
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.
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
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