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Public Transport in Bristol

Here's all the info on Bristol's public transport network, including rail, road, bus and even floating harbour ferry! For door to door journey information by all modes of transport just visit or use the TravelWest journey planner at the bottom of the page.

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Once in Bristol, visit the Tourist Information Centre on Harbourside to purchase day, season or multiple journey tickets for local buses, city sightseeing bus tours and ferries.


It's really 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 at It's also worth exploring Bristol's latest innovative service, provided by Bristol FreeBus.

metrobus is a new, modern public transport service for the greater Bristol area offering a faster, more frequent and reliable service 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 metrobuses' current and future planned routes at here

If you're in Bristol and need help with finding bus stations and routes, the Tourist Information Centre on the harbourside is on hand to help. You can buy day, season and multiple journey tickets direct from them too.

Another great way to see the city is through a guided tour on-board a Bristol Insight: The Open Top Bus Company. Let the expert driver tell you all about the sights and scenery along the way, and hop on and off as many times as you like. Tickets are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre.

Hop on the bus to get to the Bristol County Ground, whether you're watching international fixtures during this year's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup or supporting local team Gloucestershire County Cricket Club - check out this guide to get there. 


Bristol is at the hub of the national rail network in the West of England. Great Western Railway 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 for just £6. You can buy a daily, weekly or monthly ticket for use any time, any day. Find out more about it here

Travel by car

Bristol has plenty of city centre car parks, including a new state-of-the-art site offering 2,600 spaces for Cabot Circus shoppers. You can find out more about Bristol car parks and travelling by car at

If you're driving to Bristol, why not take advantage of one of the fantastic Park and Ride services? Avoid all 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


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.

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