Important Note

In case you need to apply for a Visa and need an invitation letter in order to get to the United Kingdom, please contact the organisers at . Please, provide the following information:

  • title (Ms/Mr/Dr/Prof)
  • full address
  • title of your contribution

By Air

Bristol Airport ( is 13 km south of the city and provides several National, European and Inter-Continental connections. A frequent Airport Flyer Express bus connects the city centre to the airport.

Alternative airports include

By Train

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 9 and 72 bus services from Bristol Temple Meads train station run a combined frequency of every 15 minutes at peak times and stop at Tyndall Avenue on the University campus. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.
  • The number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads train station runs at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen’s Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards the Richmond Building (Students’ Union) and Clifton village. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.
  • Taxis are available from the exit to the station. The journey should take about 15 minutes.
  • Walking directions and routes (PDF, 498kB) to the University takes 30-40 minutes and will involve an uphill climb.

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. Train tickets can also be bought from the Great Western Railway website and .

By Coach

Coaches from a range of UK cities arrive and depart from Bristol Bus and Coach Station on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol.

See the University 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.