Public Transport in Bristol

Here's all the details on Bristol's extensive public transport network, including Bus, Train, Park & Ride, e-scooters & e-bikes, and even Boat! For door to door journey information by all modes of transport, visit


It's easy to get around Bristol by bus, with plenty of fast and convenient services available from all key locations.

You can find out more about Bristol bus routes and timetables including how to get to and from the city centre at 

First Bus also provide an online journey planner, which is a useful tool for planning your trips to and around Bristol. 

If you're in Bath and need more help with finding bus stations and routes, check out the free-to-download First Bus App and website. You can also use the app to track the location of buses in live time. 

Bus Tickets 

You can purchase tickets using the First Bus App, or on board from the driver. If you’re using Metrobus services, you must buy before you board, or Tap On, Tap Off.

First Bus have a variety of tickets, including: 

Singles – Only £2 adult and £1 child

2-Trip Tickets - These are similar to a return ticket, but you don’t have to take your second trip on the same service. Find out more here.

Day Bundles - Day Ticket bundles will save you money if you don’t need to travel every day. Find out more here.

Metrobus is a modern public transport service serving the greater Bristol area offering faster, more frequent and reliable services with direct routes to key destinations. This new, environmentally-friendly way of getting around the city has a ‘buy before you board service,’ with ticket machines at every stop.

You can find out more about Metrobus routes at metrobus - Travelwest

Park & Ride

If you're driving to Bristol, why not take advantage of one of the fantastic Park and Ride services? Avoid any of the stress of driving around a new city, save money and do your bit for the environment. Find out more about Bristol Park & Ride services at Portway Park & Ride also has a train station to travel into Bristol City Centre.


Bristol is a key hub of the national rail network in the West of England. Great Western Railway (GWR) and other major train operators run local, regional and inter-city services from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station.

With a GWR Freedom Travel Pass, you can get unlimited travel on all trains and most buses in Bristol. You can buy a daily, weekly or monthly ticket for use any time, any day. Find out more here


TIER e-scooters and e-bikes are a fun way to explore Bristol. They’re easy to find, quick to use and have parking/pick-up spaces across the city. Users will need to download the TIER app and create an account and prove they are over the age of 18 with a valid full or provisional driving licence to ride an e-scooter. E-scooters and e-bikes cost 99p to unlock and then 16p per minute, or you can choose from a variety of passes. 


Number Seven Boats and Bristol Ferry Boats operate regular ferry services to and from waterfront attractions and key points along the harbourside. The Bristol Packet runs guided trips around Bristol and along the river Avon to Bath.

For a journey with a difference, Avon River Cruises run private charter hire trips around Bristol harbour and on the River Avon, with on-board catering if required.

Travel by Car

Since 2022, Bristol has operated a Clean Air Zone in the city centre to tackle air pollution. This means that owners of all higher emission vehicles must pay to drive in the city centre. While over 71% of vehicles travelling in to the city already meet emissions standards, you can check whether you will be charged using the Government's online compliance checking tool. Find out more about Bristol's Clean Air Zone here

Bristol has plenty of city centre car parks. You can find out more about Bristol car parks and travelling by car here.

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