Travelling to University of Bristol

Bristol Airport is 13 km south of the city and has scheduled flights to many UK and European cities. To get to the University from the airport:

The Bristol Flyer coach service calls at Bristol Bus and Coach Station near the University campus. Taxis are available from Bristol Airport. The journey should take around 30 minutes. Further travel information is available from the Bristol Airport website

Should you choose to fly into a different airport, and then travel by train; Bristol has two mainline railway stations. Visitors should travel toBristol Temple Meads as it is about two miles from the University and is much closer than Bristol Parkway. To get to the University from Bristol Temple Meads:

  • There are regular bus services during peak time which stop on the University campus. The journey should take about 20 minutes
  • Taxis are available from the exit to the station. The journey should take about 15 minutes
  • Walking from Bristol Temple Meads (PDF, 3.5Mb) to the University takes 30-40 minutes and will involve an uphill climb.

The nearest suburban railway station to the University is Clifton Down, but services only run about once an hour.

Find out more about rail services via National Rail Enquiries.

For more information, go to the University of Bristol website.

What’s it like to live in Bristol?  Bristol is famously a bohemian city with a markedly counter-cultural spirit which is evident in its vibrant arts scene. It’s also the gateway to the laid-back south-west where you’ll find some of Britain’s best beaches and–if you’re prepared to brave the cold water–a bit of surfing.  Read more about Bristol here.