Getting Around Bristol
Getting Around Bristol
It's really easy to getaround Bristol. Bristol is the hub of Britain's national cycle routes, an important inland harbour and a starting point for waymarked country walks. You can walk around, or try the ferries or cycle lanes. Regular bus services and rail links offer easy access to the city, coast and countryside.Visitors can combine travelling around with a sightseeing tour.
The central area is well signposted for walkers. Walking Maps are available at all Information Centres. More detailed maps of Bristol and the surrounding area can also be purchased from all Tourist Information Centres.
If you are into more serious walking then try the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. This 13 mile Path runs between Bristol and Bath, taking you through some of the best countryside in the Avon Valley with terrific views of the South Cotswolds. It’s easy to get onto the trail at several different spots and there are places to stop for refreshment The path is fairly level on high quality hard surfaces, making it suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheel chairs with a short section open for horse riders. The two ends of the path are at Trinity Street in Lawrence Hill, Bristol and Brass Mill Lane on the west side of Bath, although you can get onto the route at a number of different points. For a free colour leaflet on the route or a booklet showing detailed access points for disabled users contact the Avon Valley Partnership on 0117 922 4325 or the Forest of Avon 0117 953 2141 . www.Bristolbathrailwaypath.org.UK
Bristol is the hub of Britain's national cycle routes and home of Sustrans, Britain's leading sustainable transport charity. If you're cycling in Bristol or are a cycling enthusiast, make sure you visit Mud Dock - this revolutionary combination of cycle works and café provides everything a cyclist could need, from repairs, lockers and showers to a great cup of coffee! While you're here, take part in one of the many cycling events happening in the summer. We suggest you visit www.sustrans.org.UK for routes and more information on cycling in and around Bristol.
Bristol By Car.
Bristol has 3 Park and Ride routes allowing you to park your car and take a bus into the city centre - saving you money on parking and helping the environment too. Bristol City Council has details of car parks in the city. The city has an interesting one way system around the centre but the traffic moves fairly quickly at all times. Park and ride locations map can be found on the city council website at: www.Bristol-city.gov.UK
Bristol By Bus.
It's really easy to get around the city by bus. First Group (38 bus services) and other bus services operate regular bus services. Check out the First Group website for schedules: www.firstgroup.com. Night Flyer buses operate on Friday and Saturday nights from Bristol city centre to destinations across the city.