Best Bristol Commuter Towns

The 10 Best Bristol Commuter Towns

Written by Martha Lott
Written by Martha Lott
22nd March 2019 (Last updated on Monday 8th April 2019)

Houses in Bristol sold for an overall average price of £310,287 in the last year. Property isn’t cheap in Bristol, especially if you’re a first-time buyer with the average budget of £254,873 for Bristol. 

There are many towns near Bristol and in South Wales that offer cheaper house prices and an easy commute to Bristol via train or car.

Compare My Move have put together the best places to live for an easy commute for Bristol, including property and rent prices, distance to Bristol and the annual cost of train travel to Bristol Temple Meads to make your Bristol removals stress free.


10. Cardiff

Travelling from Cardiff to Bristol is a popular commute for many people, especially now that the Severn Bridge toll fee has been scrapped. The current asking price for a 3-bedroom house in Cardiff is an affordable £254,300, whereas it would cost you £307,847 for the same property in Bristol.

Cardiff offers a variety of different property types, from newly built flats to detached homes, Cardiff has something to suit every buyer’s budget.

Property Prices in Cardiff

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£192,874

£781 pcm

3-bedroom house

£254,330

£974 pcm


Cardiff to Bristol

Getting from Cardiff to Bristol only takes a 50-minute drive via the M4 or a 47-minute train journey from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads.

Cardiff to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £78.90
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £303
  • Annual Season Ticket - £3,156

9. Chepstow

Chepstow is another South Wales town that proves to be a great Bristol commuter town. A 3-bedroom house would cost you on average £259,565, which is significantly cheaper than in Bristol.

Chepstow offers a mixture of cottages and Georgian townhouses as well as new build homes.

Property Prices in Chepstow

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£182,502

£681 pcm

3-bedroom house

£259,565

£911 pcm


Chepstow to Bristol

It takes 1 hour and 33 minutes on the train from Chepstow to Bristol Temple Meads, usually with a change at Newport. Alternatively, Bristol is only a 31-minute drive from Chepstow via the M48 and M32.

Chepstow to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £49.70
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £190.90
  • Annual Season Ticket - £1,988

8. Worle

Just a short drive away from Bristol airport, Worle is the perfect commuter town for working in Bristol. Property prices are cheap in Worle, with the current average asking price for a 2-bedroom house being £181,467

Worle is situated in between the seaside town of Weston Super Mare and the city centre area of Bristol, giving you the best of both worlds.

Property Prices in Worle

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£181,467

£675 pcm

3-bedroom house

£254,271

£819 pcm


Worle to Bristol

Bristol is very accessible from Worle with just a 40-minute drive via the M5 or A370 road. Worle to Bristol Temple Meads train station takes around 26 minutes.

Worle to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £50
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £192
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,000

7. Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare is a seaside town just 18 miles south-west of Bristol. Weston has its own high street and a variety of restaurants and bars spread out along the seafront, opposite its famous pier.

You can buy a 2 bedroom house in Weston at £174,324, which is nearly half the price of the average sold property in Bristol at £310,287.

Property Prices in Weston Super Mare

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£174,324

£786 pcm

3-bedroom house

£248,644

£852 pcm


Weston Super Mare to Bristol

You can be in Bristol Temple Meads from Weston Super Mare in just 28 minutes on the train. Alternatively, a 43-minute drive via the M5 will get you to Bristol for an easy commute.

Weston to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £50
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £192
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,000

6. Yeovil

130 miles from London and 40 miles from Bristol, Yeovil is a contender for one of the best commuter hot spots due to affordable property. The average current asking price for a 2-bedroom house in Yeovil is just £166,012.

Property Prices in Yeovil

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£166,012

£668 pcm

3-bedroom house

£217,295

£795 pcm


Yeovil to Bristol

The train takes 1 hour 37 minutes from Yeovil Pen Mill to Bristol Temple Meads, but annual season tickets are pricey. Driving to Bristol from Yeovil might be the better option for you, taking 1 hour and 25 minutes via the A37.

Yeovil to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £115.40
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £443.20
  • Annual Season Ticket - £4,616

5. Bridgwater

Bridgwater in Somerset is just 29 miles from Bristol, with significantly cheaper property prices than in Bristol, proving to be an ideal commuter town to Bristol. Packed with 18th-century architecture, Bridgwater offers a range of property types as well as a short drive to Bristol for commuters.

Property Prices in Bridgwater

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£159,040

£653 pcm

3-bedroom house

£219,518

£719 pcm


Bridgwater to Bristol

Getting to Bristol Temple Meads from Bridgwater by train will take you just 54 minutes. You can be in Bridgwater by car in just 46 minutes via the M5.

Bridgwater to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £77.60
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £298
  • Annual Season Ticket - £3,104

4. Dursley

Just 18 miles from Bristol, Dursley is a commuter hotspot that has seen a house price growth of 9.71% in the last year, which still makes property cheaper than in Bristol. Dursley boasts stunning countryside views as well as independent shops and cafes.

Property Prices in Dursley

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£149,494

£724 pcm

3-bedroom house

£279,709

£875 pcm


Dursley to Bristol

Dursley to Bristol Temple Meads via both train and car on the M5 takes just 39 minutes, making it an ideal commuter town.

Dursley to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £59.80
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £229.70
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,392

3. Highbridge

7 miles North of Bridgwater, Highbridge is just 23 miles from Bristol with property prices nearly half the price. The majority of property are houses or bungalows, with a recent expansion of flats in Highbridge.

Property Prices in Highbridge

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£143,317

£585 pcm

3-bedroom house

£197,500

4-bedroom flat

£802 pcm


Highbridge to Bristol

Highbridge to Bristol takes just 46 minutes on the train and is a 47-minute drive via the M5 making it a popular commuting town.

Highbridge to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £68.30
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £262.30
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,732

2. Cwmbran

Cwmbran is a commuter hotspot for people wanting to work in Bristol. Property is very affordable in Cwmbran, with a 3-bedroom house currently costing around £168,804 and a 2-bedroom house costing just £140,800.

Property Prices in Cwmbran

Property Type Current Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£140,800

£587 pcm

3-bedroom house

£168,804

£618 pcm


Cwmbran to Bristol

Cwmbran to Bristol is just a 45-minute drive via the M4 or a 1 hour and 47-minute train ride to Bristol Temple Meads. With annual season train tickets from Cwmbran to Bristol costing £2,780, Cwmbran presents itself as the perfect Bristol commuter town.

Cwmbran to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £69.50
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £266.90
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,780

1. Newport

Commuting from Newport to Bristol is becoming more and more popular now that the Severn Bridge toll has been removed. Current asking prices for a 3-bedroom house is still under £200,000, which is significantly cheaper than in Bristol.

Many people have relocated from Bristol to Newport as property is nearly half the price than in Bristol, as well as the commute being a lot cheaper thanks to the scrapping of the Severn Bridge fee.

Property Prices in Newport

Property TypeCurrent Asking Price BuyingCurrent Asking Price Renting

2-bedroom house

£136,008

£545 pcm

3-bedroom house

£193,182

£673 pcm


Newport to Bristol

Newport to Bristol is just a 44-minute drive via the M5, proving to be an easy commute if you work in Bristol. Newport train station to Bristol Temple Meads station is only a 41-minute train journey.

Newport to Bristol Train Prices

  • Weekly Season Ticket - £67.40
  • Monthly Season Ticket - £258.90
  • Annual Season Ticket - £2,696

All prices are taken from Zoopla, Rightmove, UK House Price Index and National Rail. Correct as of March 2019.


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