Campus map and key (PDF, 2,532kB)
FirstGroup operate the majority of local buses in Bristol. Use their bus search facility or the Bristol route map to plan your journey. Services to the University include:
The M4 and M5 motorways put both London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive, while the M32 allows direct access from the M4 to the heart of the city.
Directions to the University campus from the M32 (also available as a Google Map)
If travelling from the South and South West, the A4, A38 and A37 provide direct access to the city centre (see Google map for A4, Bath Road).
There are various multi-storey car parks about 5-10 minutes’ walk from the main campus as shown on the Campus map and key (PDF, 478kB).
The nearest car park is Trenchard St NCP which is 5 min walk away from the venue. If you zoom in a little on this map you can see the School of Chemistry is almost directly above.
You need to exit on foot from level 8, cross over Park Row, head left then turn right into Woodland Road. Take the first right into the University (Cantock’s Close) and then take the first left which will lead you to the School of Chemistry. The route will be signposted.
University visitors that require disabled parking should contact the department they are visiting to book a space.
There are three Park and ride services that operate in and around Bristol:
Coaches from a range of UK cities arrive and depart from Bristol Bus and Coach Station on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol. During term time, National Express coaches from London also stop at the Stoke Bishop student residences.
See our map for Walking directions and routes (PDF, 498kB). from the bus station.
For information about coach times and fares, consult the National Express Coaches website. An additional coach service is operated by Megabus.
Sustrans – the sustainable transport charity – has free cycle maps for routes in the Bristol and Somerset area.
Bristol City Council offers a range of downloadable maps and leaflets for cyclists.
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:
Bristol has two mainline train stations. Visitors should travel to Bristol 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:
The nearest local train station to the University is Clifton Down. Services run about once an hour.
Find out more about rail services via National Rail Enquiries.
Walking to the University will generally involve an uphill climb to reach the University campus – WalkIt.com allows you to plan your route.
School of Chemistry
University of Bristol