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Bristol to Lancaster by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    22:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 27m
  • Distance
    283 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 50m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bristol to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Lancaster take around 3 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 283 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Lancaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Lancaster?

Journeys between Bristol and Lancaster usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Bristol to Lancaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Lancaster?

The Bristol to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bristol to Lancaster train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 06:27 and the last train is around 22:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 06:15, and the last at 22:20.

When to book Bristol to Lancaster train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bristol to Lancaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Lancaster?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bristol to Lancaster, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Lancaster to Bristol by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.