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ok, no real reason for this to be here other than the loose link that I'm visiting the Uni soon. problem is that I'm due to be in London the next morning. Now, seeing as I know nothing about English geography I'm going to need a little help with transport. so what's the fastest/cheapest/easiest way to get to London from Bristol? thanks
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By train I'd imagine. One moment while I dig up travel times.

By Train: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/by_train.html
By Coach: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/by_coach.html
By Bus: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/by_bus.html
By Car: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/by_car.html
By Air: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/by_air.html
By Shuttle Bus: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/...huttlebus.html
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cheapest is coach from victoria, takes 2 and a half hours though
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The train goes to paddington and takes about 2 hours. If you have to leave very early in the morning a) be prepared to pay a LOT and b) get there early because you're very unlikely to get a seat.
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It depends wherabouts in London you need to be, and how quickly.

If it's a massive rush, then the train's your best bet, to Paddington (though if you're going to South London, there are quicker ways) but if you've got time to spare, you're better off saving money and getting the MegaBus!
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If you wanna take the train make sure you book in advance - you get much cheaper seats.

I booked my seat at 9am two weeks in advance, with a young person's railcard and it cost me £19.00.

My mate went at 9am a week later but bought her ticket at the station - cost her £35.00.

Timewise, the train is usually ok. However you do get nightmarish delays - when I went to Bristol from Paddington for the open day, I left at 9am, got stranded at Reading and Swindon as both trains were 'terminated due to electrical faults.' Didn't get there until nearly 2pm... Haven't ever had a problem getting there before that though.

One of my friends used the coach and said it was very good value, even with toilets on the coach! I suppose that you run the risk of traffic problems that way though.

Either way, you're running a risk - depends on how daring you wanna be
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It depends wherabouts in London you need to be, and how quickly.

If it's a massive rush, then the train's your best bet, to Paddington (though if you're going to South London, there are quicker ways) but if you've got time to spare, you're better off saving money and getting the MegaBus!
I was thinking of the MegaBus, after checking it's site, I could get the bus that night at 6ish spend the night on my mates floor, otherwise I have no way of getting to Imperial for 10.30.
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Yeah. It's cheap, and...well, you get what you pay for, which is not much. It's crap, really, but incredibly cheap, and it gets you there.
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To be honest though: there's absolutely no need to get to Imperial at all. You'll realise why when you get there.
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To be honest though: there's absolutely no need to get to Imperial at all. You'll realise why when you get there.
^o) 'splain
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To be honest though: there's absolutely no need to get to Imperial at all. You'll realise why when you get there.
You are a cheeky devil.
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To be honest though: there's absolutely no need to get to Imperial at all. You'll realise why when you get there.
Oh really?!
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