University of Bristol

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Bristol University
(Bristol, England, UK)

The University of Bristol is accessible by plane, car, train, bus, or taxi. For students and visitors coming from within the city, it can be reached by a few minutes' walk or a short taxi ride.

The city of Bristol is easily accessible by car because of its exceptional road construction. Going to London and Birmingham from Bristol takes only two hours through the M4 and M5 roads respectively. Taking the M32 motorway allows motorists to drive directly to the center of Bristol.

Travel by Air

For long distance travellers, the University of Bristol is reached via London Heathrow but there is also the option of Bristol airport, which is 13 kilometers south of Bristol. It offers regular flights from Bristol to various UK cities. By connecting via London's Paddington station arrivals at London Heathrow airport can conveniently switch from the Heathrow Express to Great Western rail services that depart hourly for Bristol, arriving approximately 2.5 hours later.

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Car Parking

Parking spaces within the University of Bristol can be quite difficult to obtain. Those visiting a member of the university faculty should ask the member to reserve a space for them. Other parking spaces are also available outside the campus like the multilevel parking buildings that are ten minutes away from the center of the city. Park and Ride services sponsored by the city council can help visitors get parking spaces in the less-frequented parts of the city.

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Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

Parkway and Temple Meads are the two major train stations in Bristol. Temple Meads is nearer the university. Visitors who arrive at the Temple Meads train station can take the free shuttle bus offered by the university. Visitors can also take the 8/8A or 9/9A bus services to go to any of the major university structures such as the Senate House, Students' Union, Merchant Ventures, Wills Memorial, and Berkeley Square.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

Visitors can take several buses from the two major train stations to get to the heart of Bristol. The 8/8A and 9/9A buses usually travel through Redland or Clifton before reaching the university precinct. Faculty members can take the free shuttle bus from Bristol to the university proper. Visitors who are already in the city can take a bus at the Marlborough station that goes directly to the university.

Travel by Taxis

Visitors coming from the Temple Meads train station can take a 30-minute taxi ride to the university. Those coming from the Parkway station are also advised to take the taxi because the university proper is still 10 km / 6 miles away.

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