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Getting in Bristol by Bus and Car

By bus

The bus station is situated on Marlborough Street and is served by National Express coach services from all over the United Kingdom. 'First' operates buses in and around Bristol and there are many bus routes that travel into the city centre. Useful bus routes in Bristol travel to Temple Meads, Clifton Village, Clifton Triangle, Broadmead and Spike Island. Bus passes are available for set periods and these can be particularly convenient when travelling in Bristol. There are also bus stops throughout Bristol, with bus timetables and route information.

National Express operate services to Marlborough St Coach station, located in the city centre, from cities throughout the UK including London. The journey from London to Bristol takes about 2h30min. Tickets are much cheaper if booked in advance online.

MegaBus also operate budget coach services from London Victoria coach station to a stop outside the Colston Hall in Colston Street (Behind Flavourz restuartant formerly Yates Winelodge City Centre) or UWE. Tickets must be booked online and fares are demand responsive but can be very cheap (£1.50 if you book far enough in advance). The journey to London takes about 30 min longer than by National Express.

By car

Taxis in Bristol are one of the most convenient ways to travel around and are usually reasonably priced. They can be easily caught from the taxi rank outside of the Temple Meads train station, and during the day on St. Augustine's Parade. Also in quieter areas, taxis can be ordered by telephone and there are a number of reputable taxi firms that your hotel can recommend. Additional taxi charges are often made for luggage, travel late at night, extra passengers and travel on public holidays.

The M5 and M4 motorways intersect near Bristol and the M32, a motorway 'spur', brings traffic directly into the city centre. The M4 links London with Bristol with a driving time of less than two hours.

The city also has 3 Park and Ride facilities, A4 Portway, Long Ashton and A4 Bath Road sites.
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