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Izabela Tara , Portsmouth, GBR, 2 months ago
Check megabus. You can get from Victoria for few pounds...
Pat Kingsbury , Bristol, GBR, 2 months ago
"Best" (nicest experience and fastest) is the train (1h45m) - but it's expensive unless you book in advance (weeks in advance to get cheap tickets at popular times). Even the difference from off-peak to peak("anytime") tickets can be huge, and Advance are the only ones that come sometimes into the "cheap" category. The only other thing worth looking at is the (very infrequent) trains between Waterloo and Bristol (on SouthWest Trains) which sometimes have cheap tickets available via Megabus's site (confusingly).
Cheapest way is usually NX (National Express) or Megabus - if you book a bit ahead of time and can be flexible on what time of day you go, you can often get it for about £5 one way. NX has more departures each day, Megabus seem to have more promotions on.
Other options would be things like BlaBlaCar for lift-sharing.
These all assume coming from London itself, not an airport.
As Jill pointed out, if you're linking up from Heathrow you're doubling back on yourself on quite an expensive bit of track (Heathrow Connect is much better value than Heathrow Express but still fairly pricey).
If you're coming from Luton, Stansted or Gatwick, then a through-ticket on the train can be reasonable value, even compared to buses (where you usually have to go into London and then get another bus, meaning 2 tickets and you have no protection on cheap tickets if one of them is delayed and you miss the second one...), but again you need to book in advance to get that.
Jill Lundquist , Bristol, GBR, 2 months ago
What part of London? I find National Express coaches to be reasonably good, especially from Heathrow. They take a bit longer than the train, but often not as long as the time on the train plus the time to get to Paddington (since almost all the trains to the West Country from London leave from Paddington).
Kristine Vu, Surbiton, GBR, 2 months ago
Hello fellow Cs'ers!
I am planning on working and living in England for one year and I will be searching for a general labor job (English teaching, customer service, retail, or food/beverage industry). Is it easy to find a job like this in Bristol? Which cities in England are best for general labor jobs?
Some local advice would be much appreciated =)
Debbie Bambridge , Stoke Gifford, GBR, 2 months ago
My experience with couchsurfers who've stayed with me is that they find jobs in hotels, restaurants, etc fairly quickly. It depends what you want to do and how fussy you are about location, pay, etc, I guess.
Kristine Vu , Surbiton, GBR, 2 months ago
Hi Debbie, thanks for your quick reply =) How much does it cost for a room in a shared house or apartment in Bristol?
I really appreciate your help =)
POUKI , Bruz, FRA, 2 months ago
Hi Kristine !
I'd say around £400 for a double room around the city center. it is kind of the minimum you can find (but if you're lucky you can find less expensive). Depends of the area in Bristol and how close you want to be from the city center.
For the job, I'd say the same that Debbie. It is probably going to be quite easy if you're not too fussy about the job, especially because you're fluent in English !
The best way is probably to get there and just give your CV where you want to work.
Good Luck anyway.
If you need a couch when you get there while you're looking for a room, let me know! Our house is 100% couchsurfing friendly ! :-)
Sven De Hondt, Bristol, GBR, 2 months ago
Allow me some shameless self-promotion, but self-promotion for the greater good:
Next monday we open up a Tourist Inspiration Station in Bristol. A What?
The Inspiration Station is a pilot project exploring new ways of showing off what is brilliant about Bristol to the cities visitors. We are starting a revolution in how people are given advice as visitors to a city.
Open from 10am—6pm, seven days a week, the Tourist Inspiration Station will offer ‘Inspiration Consultations’ to visitors of Bristol, providing them with a free, personalised itinerary of things to do, places to see, venues to visit and ideas on where to eat and drink; based on their likes and interests.
We are holding a launch party on Monday 30th June from 6-9pm at the No1 Harbourside and it would be lovely if you could all come down.
In the meanwhile. Check our website : http://www.touristinspirationstation.co.uk/(Work in Progress :-))
Sven De Hondt , Bristol, GBR, 2 months ago
Elyse. Pop in and be enchanted and inspired by Bristol (that what my job description reads)
Matt Jones , Cardiff, GBR, 21 days ago
Try Coffee#1 - small chain in South Wales and Bristol but with more of a cozy vibe than other chains. They are often hiring so worth an ask to see if they have any part-time jobs. Actually, checking their website, they are hiring in Welsh Back, Bristol right now (Full Time Barista and Part Time Barista (16hr contract). Go for it!
Michael Emmett , Pill, GBR, 22 days ago
Plenty of places in bristol. You might like Hatters in Centre (fountains), any number of places in clifton or stokes croft, Hydra books on old market street maybe. Lots of independent coffee shops to pick. Note; Bristol is quite nice, but can be very expensive to live in. Best wishes and best of luck. Michael.
Daisy Mullins, Bristol, GBR, about 1 month ago
Hello everyone! I'm relocating to Bristol and have a job at Friska in Clifton triangle starting Tuesday 30th August. I've struggled to find a suitable houseshare especially as i'm not currently in Bristol.
I was just wondering if anyone has a spare room to let for a few weeks until i find somewhere more permanent to live? I'm obviously happy to pay rent.
Looking for somewhere no more than a 20/30 minute walk from Clifton Triangle.
Let me know if you have anything available!
Thanks - Daisy
- short term let
- short term