Bus travel

Bristol is a great city to get around by bus. Our main campus and student residences are linked to the city centre and other places by frequent bus services, many running around the clock.

First Bus is the main operator, with many services stopping close to our main campus. Wessex and Abus also run services around Bristol and beyond.

Students and staff can benefit from discounted fares on bus services across Bristol and further afield. Visit our bus fares page.

Bristol Unibus U1

Bristol Unibus U1 is a new service connecting student residences at Stoke Bishop with our main campus and the city centre. ‌

Operated by First Bus, the U1 runs up to every 6-7 minutes at peak times during the week and every 20 minutes at the weekend.

At off-peak times, including night-time and weekends, the U1 route extends from our main campus to the city centre.

The U1 runs in University term time only and can be used by students, staff and the general public.

Students living in a University-allocated accommodation receive a free Bristol Unibus academic year pass valid for the U1 and First Bus services 3, 4, 9 and 72. Anyone else can buy a ticket or pass on board the U1.

Further information

Any further queries, please contact the Transport Team.