2017 Conference Travel

The University is based in Clifton in the heart of Bristol. The University of Bristol’s campus is well served by public transport. Parking close by is extremely limited and can be expensive. so we advise you to use public transport to get to the University.

You may find it useful to use a journey planner to plan your journey to the main University site.


Click here for a Walking Map of Bristol. 

Click here for a map of the University of Bristol Campus 

Local Buses
Bristol has a good bus network and you can find bus route maps, live bus departure bus times, a bus checker app, fare information and journey planner can be found on the Travelwest website.

All First Bus bus services, several Wessex bus services and some of the Abus bus services stop within walking distance of the University's main campus (maximum 20 minutes walk from the Bristol city centre).

By train
Bristol has two mainline railway stations. Bristol Temple Meads is two miles from the University and much closer than Bristol Parkway. There are hourly trains from London Paddington; the journey takes around 1 hour 40 minutes.

First bus services 8 and 9 operate between Bristol Temple Meads and the University. The number 8 stops by the Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building, while the number 9 continues from the Berkeley pub up towards Tyndall Avenue.

Please allow 30 - 45 minutes for these bus journeys in the morning and up to 90 minutes for the return journey due to rush hour traffic. During rush hour there can be severe delays as the routes go directly through the city centre.

The University is a 30-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station (please note that the route is quite steep and uneven in places).

By coach/bus

National Express and other coach/bus operators run direct services to Bristol Bus and Coach Station from most UK cities. The bus station is on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol, near to the University. You can take a taxi to the University from outside the bus station, or walk, which will take about 15 minutes and involves an uphill climb.

By plane

From Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport offers direct flights to a number of European destinations and has connecting flights (for example, via Paris or Amsterdam) to many more cities worldwide. The airport is eight miles (13 km) south of the city, along the A38. The Airport Flyer Express bus (service A1) runs approximately every ten minutes at peak times between the airport and Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Bus and Coach Station. Please allow at least 90 minutes to get from the airport to the main University campus.

From London Heathrow
There is a direct National Express coach service between London Heathrow and Bristol. Alternatively, you can take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington and a Great Western Railway train from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads station. For information on how to get from Bristol Temple Meads to the University please see the 'by train' section above.

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