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Please note timetables may change with short notice due to the Coronavirus. Follow the links below to see updated timetables for bus and rail services.

9/9/21 Increased services on the Severn Beach Line to Avonmouth/Severn Beach expected late 2021/early 2022 as part of the Metro West program: More here. This promises to help more people travel sustainably.


9/9/21 Bus replacement between Temple Meads and Lawrence Hill on the Severn beach Line on Saturday 25th September 2021

Journey Planning

We can help you plan your journey. We have a map we’ve designed specifically for the Severnside area including Avonmouth, Severn Beach, Western Approach, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and many other communities.

Travelwest have a good journey planning platform which you can use, or you could just use google maps. We also recommend Better by Bike for journey planning for cyclists.


Avonmouth and Severnside are accessible by rail with services calling at many stops along the coast and towns between Avonmouth and central Bristol

Rail Map

Our Ride and Stride map shows the bus and rail routes serving the Avonmouth and Severnside area. Click here to see the map

Rail Timetables

Please let us know how this may be affecting you. Timetables are being reviewed weekly so feedback may have an impact on services.

A downloadable summary is available on the GWR website here.


GWR trains connect Bristol and beyond to the coast on the Severn Beach Line, which departs from Bristol Temple Meads and calls at Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Montpelier, Redland, Clifton Down, Sea Mills, Shirehampton and Avonmouth. Some trains will continue to St Andrews road and Severn Beach.


See planned Engeneering work that may disrupt services here:

Bristol’s Severn Beach Line

This historic railway line, once rated as one of the most scenic routes in Europe, runs from Temple Meads out to the suburbs and on to the coast at Severn Beach.


  • Services run approximately every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays
  • Journey time is approximately 28 mins to Avonmouth and 37 mins to Severn Beach
  • Service is operated by Great Western Railway. Timetable number: B8 


There are several bus routes that will take you into Avonmouth and the surrounding towns. Some services stop at the Western approach industrial park. See below for details.

Bus Map

Our Ride and Stride map shows the bus and rail routes serving the Avonmouth and Severnside area. Click here to see the map

Bus Timetables

First Bus

See the First bus journey planner here

The number 3 and 4 buses connect central Bristol to the coastal communities. They share some of the same route but the 3 travels to Avonmouth and Access 18 industrial area. (see map)

Bus routes

3 – Bristol city centre – Shirehampton – Avonmouth – Lawrence Weston – Henbury – Cribbs Causeway

4 – Bristol city centre – Shirehampton – Lawrence Weston – Henbury – Cribbs Causeway


Stagecoach has a number of buses which connect central Bristol and North Bristol to the coastal communities. See timetablers here:

Bus routes

10 [Thornbury, some services only]  – Bristol Parkway – Southmead Hospital – Westbury on Trym – Lawrence Weston – Shirehampton – Avonmouth – [Western Approach, some services only – currently 3 per day]

11 Bristol Parkway – Southmead – Westbury on Trym – Shirehampton – Avonmouth

12 Bristol Parkway – Little Stoke –
Patchway & Cribbs Causeway – Easter Compton – Pilning – Western Approach [returning via Severn Beach]