Bristol Park and Ride - General Information


If you are driving to Bristol and planning to stay for the day then one of the easiest and best value places to park is at one of Bristol's Park and Ride services. Parking is free but you pay 4 GBP for the return bus fare to the city centre per adult before 10 am and 3 GBP after. Up to two children travel free on the bus (additional children cost 2 GBP). Children under five travel free on all services. Discounts are available for regular users and annual season tickets. One important thing to note is that all Park and Rides are closed on Sundays and public holidays.


There are 3 Park and Ride services located around Bristol You can download a pdf of Bristol Park & Ride Services by clicking the link.


If you are arriving from the North (Birmingham / M5 direction) then you are best advised to use the Portway Park and Ride (Postcode BS11 9QE). If you are arriving from the East (London direction) then use the Bath Road Park and Ride (Postcode BS4 5lR). If you are arriving from the South West (Bristol Airport / Exeter direction) then use the Long Ashton Park and Ride (Postcode BS3 2HB).


Please note that it is not recommended to leave your cars overnight at the Park and Ride as they are only staffed during opening hours between 06.15 and 20:00 Monday to Friday.

All Park and Rides are run by Bristol City Council, to contact them telephone 01179 222910 or email passenger.transport@bristol.gov.uk.

1 - Portway Park and Ride


Portway is the Northern most car park with very regular buses to the city centre forming part of the Park and Ride service. This is most appropriate if you are approaching Bristol from the north or south on the M5 or from Wales on the M4.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Bristol City Centre by bus from Portway Park and Ride.


Opening Times
Mon-Fri First bus from Portway at 06:15 hrs, last bus back 19:15 hrs.
Sat First bus from Portway at 07:30 hrs, last bus back 19:02 hrs.
Sun/Public holidays Park and ride CLOSED.

Postcode for Park and Ride - BS11 9QE

Cost
FREE to park
Bus to city centre 3-4 GBP for an adult return (Bus service 902)
Up to 2 accompanied children (U16) free (2 GBP thereafter).

2 - Long Ashton Park and Ride


Long Ashton is the closest to the city centre and located to the east. Use this car park if you are approaching Bristol on the A370 from Weston Supermare, Clevedon or Bristol Airport.
Buses take 15 minutes to get to Bristol City Centre.


Opening Times
Mon-Fri First bus from pear tree at 06:15hrs, last bus back 19:07hrs.
Sat First bus from pear tree at 08:00hrs, last bus back 19:01hrs.
Sun/Public holidays Park and ride CLOSED.

Postcode for Park and Ride - BS3 2HB

Cost
FREE to park
Bus to city centre 3-4 GBP for an adult return (Bus service 903)
Up to 2 accompanied children (U16) free (2 GBP thereafter).


3 - Bath Road Park and Ride


Bath Road Park and Ride is situated to the south east of Bristol city centre. This is most appropriate if you are approaching Bristol from the Bath along the A4.
Buses takes 25 minutes to get to Bristol City Centre.


Opening Times
Mon-Fri First bus from Bath Road at 06:15hrs, last bus back 19:09hrs.
Sat First bus from Bath Road at 07:45hrs, last bus back 19:09hrs.
Sun/Public holidays Park and ride CLOSED.

Postcode for Park and Ride - BS4 5LR

Cost
FREE to park
Bus to city centre 3-4 GBP for an adult return (Bus service 904)
Up to 2 accompanied children (U16) free (2 GBP thereafter).


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