|Bristol - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Bristol
The city is connected well by various mode of transportation
like bus service, train and metro services.
Car hire is relatively cheap with a wide array of Car hire companies
providing services all around the city. The city is well connected
to the rest of the country by the M4 and M5 motorways and the airport
is well signposted on all major approach roads. The airport has
both short and long-term car parks with a combination of over 4000
Book your car hire in advance from the best car hire companies.
You can book at the airport terminal or even at the taxi stand.
The city is served by an excellent bus service. Within Bristol,
First City Line runs the buses while First Badgerline runs buses
connecting the city and other local towns and villages. The service
operates every day of the year except for festival and events. Buses
are considered to be the cheapest mode of transportation, however
if you have less time than it is advisable to hire a car or taxi.
Bristol is served by two main-line train stations; Temple
Meads for the city center and Bristol Parkway for the North of the
City. Services between both stations and London are frequent. The
train runs on the hour and every half an hour during rush hour.
There are many taxi stands in the city. Taxis in the city that display
the ‘Welcome Host’ sign, has drivers who have undergone
a special course covering the attractions and places of interest
in Bristol. Always make sure that you confirm the fare with the
An express coach link, taking about half an hour, connects the airport
to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the city's bus station.
The service operates every day of the year except for Christmas
Day and Boxing Day. Alternatively, taxis are available from outside
the terminal building.