Bristol is a very accessible city, whether you’re travelling by car, train, bus or plane.
Airplane: Bristol has an international airport, which is located a little outside the city and served by a decent number of airlines. Getting into Bristol from the airport is cheapest using the Airport Flyer (A1) shuttle bus, which runs every 10 minutes, and takes about 30 mins to get into the city centre. You can save a pound or two if you buy a ticket online ahead of time too.
Bus/train: Bristol is well-served by buses and trains. Trains can often be more expensive, but check on the Trainline website for tickets and timetables. Buses are often a little cheaper, so try National Express or MegaBus. When you reach Bristol by train, you’ll likely arrive at Temple Meads, which is a short walk south of the city centre. Buses tend to arrive at Bristol Bus Station, which is very central. We’ve added pins for both of these to our event map.
Car: Located by the crossroads of the M4 and M5, Bristol is easily accessed by car. You’ll most likely approach the city by the M32, the Parkway or the A38 – all take you pretty much straight into the city centre. Parking can be a little tricky, as a lot of residential areas operate a permit parking scheme. Some of these don’t apply at weekends, and others have different hours of operation, so if in any doubt be sure to check the signs and/or information on parking meters. The traffic system in the centre is not always logical, but with a bit of persistence you’ll get by just fine!
The Visit Bristol website has plenty more information to ease your arrival and enrich your stay in Bristol.
Bristol has one of the best food scenes in the UK with many places proudly cooking with locally sourced and organic produce, so you can’t go too wrong no matter where you go out to eat! Here are a few centrally located recommendations from us, all of which have good vegetarian and/or vegan options.
Your best bet is to hit the street food scene! Check out the Harbourside weekend market, St Nicholas’ covered market, or the recently rejuvenated foodie heaven that is Wapping Wharf. There are many other places – Bristol has a lot to offer… Ask us for more tips.
- By the Radnor Rooms, there are Franco Manca, Pho, Pata Negra, Pizza Express, Cosy Club, Pieminister, Glassboat Brasserie, Three Brothers Burgers
- By the Bristol Improv Centre, there are the Cowshed, Burger Joint, Bento Boss, Lido Spa and Restaurant, Racks Bar&Kitchen, Al Bacio, Chilli Daddy, Wahaca, Cosmo, Wagamama.
- By the Southville Centre on Sunday, try the North Street Standard, the Old Bookshop, Viva la Mexicana, or Bertha’s Pizza.