Best way from Gatwick to Bristol on the train?

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  • Premier Icon ransos
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    Check for engineering works – I had to go via Banbury to get from London to Bristol a couple of weeks back.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Gatwick via Guildford to Reading and change there?

    b r
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    Fly into Bristol Airport 🙂

    Kitz_Chris
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    Into London and out via Paddington, or through Clapham Junction to Reading and change there?

    SammyC
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    Are you flying into Gatwick? I’ve just done the reverse and used the National Express Flights coach. Took 3h15 and was fairly painless. Cost £19 including booking fee.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Gatwick to Reading is fairly slow train. Nice place to sit though and watch the countryside if you aren’t in a hurry. Then Reading Bristol. It also saves you lugging your luggage across London if you go Gatwick Express.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Depends on luggage and time of day I suppose. If you have loads of bags don’t go through London. Likewise if you are just getting off a 9 hour flight at 6am you probably won’t want to deal with it. You can get a nice breakfast in London though and some good coffee.

    If otoh you fancy a wander around on a nice Sunday morning London can be a fun way to stretch your legs and break a journey.

    Kitz_Chris
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    b r – Member
    Fly into Bristol Airport

    Would love to be flying into Bristol. Great little airport, but limited options meant I had to go for Gatwick.

    I decided to go for the through London route – I’ll update you all later if I make it to Devon safely!

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Bonus of paying more to go thru London is without a seat booking on the IC, you actually stand a chance of getting a seat when you get on. Hate to think how many times I had to stand from Reading to Swindon (even Paddy-Swindon once or twice). What makes Swindon so popular?

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