Severn Beach Line

The Severn Beach Line connects Avonmouth and Severnside to Bristol city centre. Most services start/finish at Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads. Some services run directly from Severn Beach and continue beyond Bristol Temple Meads onto Weston Super Mare via Bedminster, Nailsea and Yatton.

Services between Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads run approximately every 30 minutes making this line valuable to the community and for commuting to the large number of workplaces in the area. Services between Temple Meads and Severn Beach run approximately every hour.

News: from December 2021 services doubled on the Severn Beach Line.

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The line is especially good value as is subsidised and at the time of writing in Nov 2022 a return ticked from Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach is £3. Weekly tickets are available for £9 further reducing prices, or a season ticket can be bought for £34.60 making each ride cost as little as 87p (5 days of travel, return each day, over 20 days in a month).

News: Portway station between Shirehampton and Avonmouth is due to open in 2023.

Multi-modal travel

By using a combination of rail and active travel (walk, cycle, scoot etc) the line allows for a wide area of Bristol to be reached with a short onward journey. Bikes can be loaned for free (SevernNet or Bristol City Council). See map below that highlights the areas around the city centre that can be reached within 15 minutes of onward travel by walking and cycling.



The Severn Beach Line

is increasing its frequency of services into the area with effect from Sunday Dec. 12th 2021.

  • Services into Avonmouth Station will increase to half hourly
  • Services into St. Andrews Road and Severn Beach stations will increase to hourly.

These improvements significantly improve accessibility into the area; and a number of the services are direct links from Weston-Super-Mare.

You can download the updated timetable here from GWR website or you can download it as a pdf here.

For many businesses across the area there remains the challenge of the ‘last mile’. We are looking at opportunities to support the ‘last mile’ journey for colleagues and are interested in your views on a cooperative approach. If this is of interest please get in touch at info[@] Feedback on the new timetable is also welcomed.

We are also talking to parties about an extension of the e-scooter trial and also a trial of ShareBikes e-bikes which may be last mile solutions.