HOW TO GET THERE

*** The travel information below was written pre COVID-19, an updated page will be published on 02 January 2021, when the organisers can be confident the information published is accurate and current. ***

 

By Air – Bristol

Bristol has a large international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 125+ destinations.

At the airport, travel to/from Bristol is quick and easy with a regular bus service, the Airport Flyer Express, which has two services into Bristol City Centre.

The A1 service at peak times operates every 10 minutes to key locations including Bristol Airport, Bristol Harbourside, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Wapping Wharf, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Bus Station. 

The A2 operates between Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre (Lewins Mead) via Bedminster every half hour between 3.30am and midnight.  

It only takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre. The Airport Flyer bus (A1) ticket also includes a connecting single journey within Bristol Inner Zone on any First Bus.

Taxis are available from directly outside the airport arrivals hall, taxis cost approximately £20 into the centre of Bristol and take less than 30 minutes. Uber also serve the airport and can prove a cheaper alternative to airport taxis.

To find out more about travel from Bristol Airport head to the Bristol Airport website or the Bristol Airport Guide website 

Tickets for travel on the Flyer, can be booked in advance online on Bristol Airport’s website or by using the Fast Ticket machine at the airport.

 

By Air – Heathrow

London’s Heathrow Airport is 100 miles from Bristol, Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in Europe with direct flights arriving every 3 minutes from all around the world.

Travelling by train from Heathrow is convenient, the Heathrow Express connects Heathrow’s terminals to London’s Paddington Station from there you take the regular trains to Bristol’s Temple Meads station. The journey takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes in total. Discounted tickets are available, details of which will be made available in the registration process.

Coach services are also available from Heathrow to Bristol with National Express.

 

By Rail

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Concession tickets are available to delegates attending conferences in Bristol. Details of how to book reduced rail fares is below.
  • When you click here to Book Now, you will be taken through to the Great Western Railway site, once there, fill in the form.
  • In the ‘ To ‘ box, please make sure ‘ Bristol Conf Ctr ‘ is selected as your destination which will automatically add the tickets fares for you.
  • Select your travel dates and times, number of passengers and preferred class and click Search.
  • You will then be able to see all available trains and carry on and book as normal.
Suspension Bridge, Bristol