Getting around Bristol

Bristol is a great place to get around without a car and the University’s central location means you can reach most places easily on foot, by bike or by public transport.

Maps

  • Maps of the University campus are on our maps and travel page.
  • Maps of central Bristol produced by Bristol City Council are available free from the reception desk in Senate House and the Students' Union, Richmond Building.
  • A-Z street maps covering the whole city are available from bookshops and newsagents.

Walking

The University campus is quite compact, and you can walk between most buildings in less than ten minutes. The campus is also within easy walking distance of the city centre, Bristol Temple Meads train station and Bristol bus and coach station - print one of our maps to find your route.

Cycling

There are cycle stands throughout the University campus and many of the residences have secure cycle sheds. The University runs lots of initiatives to support and encourage cycling, including free cycle training and a free cycle clinic to keep your bike in good order.

Keep up to date with cycling events and initiatives by joining the TUB-BUG (University Bicycle User Group) information mailing list.

Buses

You can travel easily by bus to and from the University campus and across Bristol.

If you live in University allocated accommodation, you will receive a free pass for the Bristol Unibus U1, a fast and frequent service connecting student residences at Stoke Bishop with the main campus and the city centre.

Other students can buy tickets or passes for the U1, or take advantage of other discount fares offered by First Bus and Wessex Bus on services across Bristol and further afield.

Train

Bristol has good train connections for getting around the city. Clifton Down station is the nearest station to the University campus. It is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Student discounts

You are entitled to reduced rail fares with a 16-25 Railcard (also available to full-time mature students).

Car

You should not bring a car to Bristol unless it is essential. Bristol is a very congested city and there are many parking restrictions. The on-street parking in and around the main University campus is subject to residential permits, meters and time limits.

You could join a car club. They have pay-as-you-go cars located across Bristol.

Park and Ride Services

If you are travelling to Bristol by car we recommend using a Park and Ride service as an alternative to driving into the city.

Getting to Bristol

For information on how to get here, look at our maps and directions information.

Travelwest

Travelwest's journey planner can help you to plan local journeys in detail.

Sustainable travel

Sustainable travel benefits your environment, your health and wellbeing as well as your finances.

Find out how we are dedicated to promoting sustainable travel through our initiatives and facilities.

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