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Coach Parking in Bristol

Click here for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta coach parking

The city's coach park is located at Bristol Fruit Market with drop-off/pick-up opints located throughout the city.

There are marked spaces for up to 20 coaches but room for more if there is demand. The site has 24-hour security and facilities for drivers, including an on-site café and toilets available. There is also plenty of choice nearby with the city centre just a short distance away as well as the Paintworks development, Avonmeads Retail Park and other local attractions.

Download a map of the coach parking and drop-off points in Central Bristol

Drivers MUST book their coach parking in advance by telephoning 0117 9771655 or 07379 597856 (both 24 hours) for £12 for up to 24 hours parking. Bookings can be made up to a few minutes before arrival.

Please note the coach park is unsuitable for passenger pick-up or drop-off. For more details about Bristol's coach drop-off and pick-up points, go to the TravelWest website here.

Routes to the Coach Park

Please be aware of low bridges in the area. Follow these routes:

From M32, junction 3 via St Phillips Causeway (A4320) and then south on Albert Road.

From City Centre via Bath Road (A4), turning left over the river at the traffic lights approximately 300 metres past Three Lamps Junction and then right onto Albert Road.

Please note that this map is to be used as a reference only and we cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Drivers of high-sided vehicles should be aware of low bridges in the area and follow the routes listed above.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Organisers ask Coach and Tour Operators to comply with parking and drop off/pick up arrangements

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will be returning to Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, from Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 August 2019. New coach parking arrangements have been put in place by the organisers of the event.

Due to huge demand to attend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, all coach and tour operators must register in advance to book a parking space for their coach.  

Space is limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

If this facility is sold out then coach operators are requested to drop-off in designated spaces in Bristol City Centre and passengers can take the shuttle bus service to the Fiesta site. Coaches must then park at the Bristol Fruit Market parking facility.

Please note: In recent years a number of unsafe and extremely dangerous drop off and pick up manoeuvres have been witnessed by the organisers of the Fiesta, Highways Authorities and Avon and Somerset Police. The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta want to ensure the safety of all visitors to this great, iconic event.  Therefore all coaches and tours must book a space at the Fiesta’s new Coach Parking facility, located at Long Ashton Park and Ride. Non compliance with parking, dropping off and picking up passengers may result in prosecution.

We hope this new facility improves your enjoyment and attendance at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

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