The Gloucestershire coast is served by two rail routes. The first of these, the Severn Beach line runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach via Avonmouth stopping at most local stations and is on the walk between Aust and Pill. This is of most use for the Aust to Pill walk which passes through Severn Beach.
The second is the Glocuester to Newport line which has stations at Chepstow, Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction. These stations are most use for the Aust to Severn Tunnel Junction walk which ends at Severn Tunnel Junction and passes close to Caldicot Station, whilst Chepstow is around 2 miles from this walk.
The following table lists the rail stations that are useful for accessing the Gloucestershire coast. For the timetables, see the links in the table below.
|Station||Coast Path Access||Relevant Walk(s)||Line and Timetable||Train Operator(s)||Current Departures||Current Arrivals|
|Severn Beach||2 minutes walk from the coast path at Severn Beach||Aust to Pill||The Severn Beach Line||Great Western Railway||Severn Beach||Severn Beach|
|St Andrews Road||Alongside the A403, which this walk follows.||Aust to Pill||The Severn Beach Line||Great Western Railway||St Andrews Road||St Andrews Road|
|Avonmouth||This walk passes the station.||Aust to Pill||The Severn Beach Line||Great Western Railway||Avonmouth||Avonmouth|
|Chepstow||Around 1.5 miles from the Wales Coast Path at Mathern||Aust to Severn Tunnel Junction||Gloucester to Newport Line||Arriva Trains WalesCross Country Trains||Chepstow||Chepstow|
|Caldicot||Wales coast path passes the station at Caldicot||Aust to Severn Tunnel Junction||Gloucester to Newport Line||Arriva Trains Wales||Caldicot||Caldicot|
|Severn Tunnel Junction||2 minutes walk from the coast path. Start and end point of a walk.||Aust to Severn Tunnel Junction||Gloucester to Newport LineWessex Main LineCardiff and Bristol to Weston-super-Mare||Arriva Trains WalesGreat Western Railway||Severn Tunnel Junction||Severn Tunnel Junction|
|Bristol Temple Meads||Not on the coast, but the principal station for Bristol from where buses leave for parts of the Gloucestershire and North Somerset coast.||Aust to Severn Tunnel JunctionAust to PillPill to Portishead||The Severn Beach LineWessex Main LineCardiff and Bristol to Weston-super-MareGreat Western MainlineScotland, North East & Manchester to the South West and South CoastCardiff and Bristol to Weston-super-Mare and Exeter||Great Western RailwayCross Country TrainsSouth West Trains||Bristol Temple Meads||Bristol Temple Meads|
The principal bus services serving the Gloucestershire coast can be found in the table below. As times and routes can change frequently it is suggested that you check with Traveline before travelling.
|Route Number||Operator||Relevant Walk(s)||Places Served||Approximate Daytime Frequency|
|X7 (Severn Express)||First Bristol, Bath and West||Aust to Severn Tunnel JunctionAust to Pill||Bristol Bus Station, Cribbs Causeway, Aust, Chepstow, Newport||Hourly||Hourly||Once Every 2 hours|
|X4||First Bristol, Bath and West||Aust to PillPill to PortisheadWorle to Portishead||Bristol Bus Station, Abbots Leigh, Pill, Sheepway, Portishead||Every 30 Minutes||Every 30 Minutes||Hourly|
The nearest airports are Bristol Airport and Cardiff Airport. Both airports have direct flights from many European cities, although there are few long haul routes.