Transport

Transport

Whether you arrive by bus, train or plane, Bristol offers an extensive public transport network. The main railway station is Temple Meads, and from here, it is easy to get into the centre by ferry, bus, taxi or on foot.

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Air

Bristol has an international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 125+ destinations. At the airport, travel to/from Bristol is quick and easy with a regular bus service, the Airport Flyer Express,which has two services into Bristol City Centre.

The A1 service at peak times operates every 10 minutes to key locations including Bristol Airport, Bristol Harbourside, Brunel's SS Great Britain, wapping Wharf, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Bus Station. 

The A2 operates between Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre (Lewins Mead) via Bedminster every half hour between 3.30am and midnight.  

It only takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre. The Airport Flyer bus (A1) ticket also includes a connecting single journey within Bristol Inner Zone on any First Bus.

Tickets for travel on the Flyer, including onward rail journeys from Bristol Temple Meads, can be booked in advance online on Bristol Airport’s website or by using the Fast Ticket machine at the airport.

Bike Hire

In the city, watch out for the yellow YoBikes which are available to hire for only £1 per hour. They're scattered all over the city, but they're limited to one gear.. useful to get you out of a pinch, but a bit limiting if you're used to better.

If you're relying on hiring a bike for the anomaly, make sure the orga team know. Options for group hire are being organised. 

 

ENL Group Hire

There is an option on the enlightened.rocks RSVP to indicate if you would be interested in bike rental, so please review your RSVP at the soonest opportunity & let us know.

Also, if you are intending to bike and haven't set the movement option to 'Bike', please could you confirm this on .rocks

 

Bus

The bus station is very close to the centre. If you are arriving by plane at Bristol International Airport, there is a brand new bus service which runs every half hour to the city centre.

Timetables, journey planner and network maps are available from firstbus' website. It's worth checking out the Firstbus app (android and iOS) as it enables you to buy cheaper e-tickets.

 

 

Park and Ride

There are 4 Park and Ride Locations, at each overnight parking is not permitted, they are locked up.

If you are coming for just the day, the Park and Ride service is a great way of avoiding the Bristol traffic. Parking is free, all you pay for is the Bus ticket.

LocationParking
Spaces
Opening Hours
Portway,
North West of Bristol
BS11 9QE
500Monday - Saturday from 6am
Sundays & Public Holidays 9am
Long Ashton,
South West of Bristol
BS3 2HB
1500Monday to Saturday from 5.30am
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Brislington,
South East of Bristol
BS4 5LR
1300Open from 6am Monday to Saturday
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Lyde Green,
North East of Bristol
BS16 7GG
246Monday to Saturday from 5.45am,
first bus 6.00am
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays


Please check https://travelwest.info/park-ride for the latest timetables and information.

You can Purchase Tickets Online

Rail

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London Paddington, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Temple Meads is a 15 minute walk from the city centre.

Bristol Parkway railway station is in the north of Bristol and away from the play area. You should try to travel to Temple Meads if possible, or expect to have change trains or have a fairly long bus-ride into the centre of Bristol.

We'd recommend that you book train tickets in advance via the Trainline.com website and collect them from the station before you travel. This usually works out cheaper than buying tickets at the station.



Road

Bristol is ideally situated for road access from London as well as from the north and east of England, it being situated at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways. There is lots of parking in Bristol, both undercover and on-street parking. Most carparks also offer payment through the RingGo app.

Driving around the city centre can be quite slow, with a lot of roadworks near Bristol Temple Meads Railways Station.