Maps and travel

We advise you not to book travel or accommodation before you receive your booking confirmation email.

Each of our open days attracts over 15,000 visitors. The University is based in Clifton in the heart of the city of Bristol; some of the roads around the campus will be closed to vehicles and parking close by is extremely limited. We advise you use the free University open day park and ride service, or public transport.

Where to stay

If you need to book overnight accommodation when visiting the open day, please visit our where to stay page and our information about the city.

Travel directions to the main campus

Getting around on the day

Please remember to allow at least 15 minutes to transfer between activities in the main University campus and at least 20 minutes to get to the open day exhibition and Students' Union.

If you are planning to visit student residences, please see our Visits to accommodation page for travel times and shuttle bus information.

Use our open day Google map of the campus to help find talk locations and facilities. Walking routes from Bristol Temple Meads train station and Marlborough Street coach and bus station are shown on our Approaching the University map (PDF, 320kB).

Google map walking directions

Travel notices

Any major road works that are likely to affect travel to the campus on the day will be listed here.

Please note: if you are travelling along the Long Ashton Bypass (A370), to or from the University of Bristol, your journey time may take longer than expected due to ongoing major road works. Please check the BBC travel website on the day for live travel information.

To help you avoid any traffic congestion, please use the following websites:

School and college coaches and minibuses

Please refer to our information for schools and colleges.

Travel arrangements for veterinary subject talks

If you are attending a Veterinary subject talk at our Langford campus, please follow our travel instructions for getting to Langford.