Travelling To Bristol

Bristol is one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK, with excellent rail, bus and coach, road, campervans and air links.

If you are travelling to Bristol from outside of the UK, please check the latest travel advice for travel from overseas.


Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Travel to and from London Paddington and to destinations across the South of England, South West and South Wales with Great Western Railway (GWR). You can plan your journey, check timetables, book tickets and find out more at

Bristol Parkway is located to the north of the city. Services run from Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester and London.

Fancy bagging some cheap First Class tickets? GWR have partnered with Seat Frog, an app that allows you to bid for First Class upgrades on GWR services from as little as £10. Find out more 


Bristol is well served by a number of national and regional coach services. They all run services from across the country to Bristol. Find out more about traveling to Bristol by coach on megabus, National Express and Falcon here.

You can now book UK coach travel, hotels and attractions with a Lowest Price Guarantee with Holidays by National Express - a great value way to visit Bristol. To view prices and book visit the Holidays by National Express website

If you are looking for coach parking in Bristol click here.


Bristol is ideally situated for road access from London as well as from the north and east of England and South Wales, it being situated at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways. Find out more about Park and Ride and parking in Bristol here.

Bristol operates a Clean Air Zone (CAZ-D). Whilst most vehicles will not be charged, it is your responsibility to check and pay any charges in a timely manner. Find out more on our Bristol Clean Air Zone page.

Campervans and Motorhomes

Find out where you can park Motorhomes and Campervans on the Bristol City Council page here.

You can park in: 

  • streets that don't have parking restrictions
  • off-street car parks that don't have height restrictions if the motorhome is under 3.5 tonnes. See full list here.

Please note: Motorhomes may need to pay charges to drive in Bristol’s Clean Air Zone

There are three car parks without height restrictions that are outside of the Clean Air Zone. These are; 

  • Brunswick Square
  • Diamond Street
  • Little Paradise Street


If you are flying to Bristol, travelling to and from Bristol Airport by bus or coach is easy and convenient. Whether it’s into the city or out into the South West and Wales, there are plenty of good value and direct services available. Find out more about the services available here. This includes the A1 Bristol Flyer to and from Bristol City Centre and the A3 Weston Flyer to and from Weston-super-Mare.

If you are travelling to and from Bristol Airport via M5 Junction 18 at Avonmouth, then please note the Bristol Clean Air Zone operates at the end of the Portway/Hotwell Road under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and across Brunel Way. Find out more about the Clean Air Zone here.

To find out more about travel from Bristol Airport head to the Bristol Airport website or the Bristol Airport Guide website.

Find out more about flying in to Bristol here

Great West Way

Bristol is proud to lie at one end of the Great West Way, a 125‑mile touring route combining the world‑renowned with the yet‑to‑be‑discovered. At one end is London with its famous royal sights and rich cultural heritage; at the other is Bristol.

As well as travelling by bicycle, walking the landscapes, relaxing on waterways, or taking the road, you can also take advantage of the Great West Way Discoverer pass

The Great West Way Discoverer pass offers unlimited off‑peak train travel with GWR from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads via Reading With options to branch off towards Oxford, Kemble and Salisbury via Westbury. Plus London Waterloo to Salisbury and on to Bath and Bristol via South Western Railway. Also included is unlimited travel on bus services along the route. Choose from 1, 3 or 7 day options. Find out more here.

Visiting from overseas

For the latest information about travelling to Bristol, please check guidance and details at

VisitBritain have a useful 'Plan Your Visit' website which helps with lots of practical questions that might help you and you are welcome to ask us questions via our contact page.

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