Getting here

For the latest travel information, visit the TravelWest website – https://travelwest.info

Whatever your preferred method of transport, getting to Bristol Shopping Quarter is easy:

Car

With excellent road links from the M5, M4 and M32, and over 10,000 parking spaces in central Bristol, travelling to the heart of the city by car is straightforward. Enter BS1 3DX into your Sat Nav and you’ll find us without a problem.

Click HERE for details of current transport plans and projects.

Car Parking

The Galleries

A safe and secure car park with convenient access to The Galleries shopping centre with 1000 parking spaces. The main entrance is via Newgate and Fairfax St. Family First spaces can be found on Level C and Disabled spaces are on Level D.
For prices and opening times visit The Galleries website.

Cabot Circus

The car park has over 2,500 car parking spaces available for customers, 24 hours 7 days a week. Parent and child parking spaces can be found on the ground, second, third and fourth floors. Disabled parking can be found on the ground and third floors. There are 12 charging points for electric cars situated on the ground floor.
For prices and opening times visit the Cabot Circus website.

NCP car parks

There are several NCP car parks within very close proximity to Bristol Shopping Quarter, including Nelson Street, Lower Broadmead, Rupert Street, and St James Barton.

For prices, opening times and locations, please visit the NCP website.

Why not pre-book your space in the heart of Bristol’s shopping district, with great access to Broadmead and Cabot Circus plus all of the major hotels and attractions nearby. NCP Prebook Guarantees your space , and provides convenient, cost-effective parking day and night. https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/bristol

Special offer – pre-book to park on a Saturday or Sunday at any of NCP’s six city centre car parks and pay just £5 for four hours. Find out more HERE.

View the interactive parking map for more information on parking in Bristol City Centre.

Give your parking charge to charity

Homeless charity Emmaus Bristol offers five parking spaces on Backfields Lane, BS2 8QJ through Just Park from just £5.70 a day.

The spaces are just a few minutes walk from Cabot Circus, and everything the charity makes through parking fees goes to help people out of homelessness.

Taxi

Several taxi companies serve Bristol Shopping Quarter including City Fox.  Their taxis offers the option to pay on card and the luxury of free WiFi and the fleet includes a range of
wheelchair accessible vehicles. Telephone 0117 403 2798 or book online.

Train

Bristol Temple Meads is one of the most impressive and historically important rail stations in the UK. If you arrive by train it is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus or taxi ride into Bristol Shopping Quarter.

Boat

From Temple Meads, Hotwells, and 14 other landing stages dotted around the Floating Harbour, take a Bristol Ferry to Landing Stage 15 (Castle Park) from where it’s a short walk, across Castle Bridge and through Castle Park, to Bristol Shopping Quarter. Click HERE for the timetable.

Bus

More than 1,000 buses come into Bristol Shopping Quarter every day – making it the easiest way to travel. Use the First Group website to find timetables for your nearest bus service that travels into Bristol Shopping Quarter.

Metrobus

Metrobus is a new, modern public transport service for the greater Bristol area.

Metrobus offers faster, more frequent and more reliable services with direct routes to key destinations. It uses new, modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles with USB sockets and free Wi-Fi. The buses have an extra pair of doors to speed up getting on and off.

It’s  a ‘buy before you board service’ with ticket machines at every stop, for quicker journeys.

The m3 service was launched on Tuesday 29 May 2018, and they’re offering free travel until Saturday 9 June.

The m3 links Emersons Green, Lyde Green Park & Ride, Bristol and Bath Science Park, UWE Frenchay campus, Cabot Circus and the city centre.

Coach

Bristol Bus and Coach Station is located on Marlborough Street, approximately 5 minutes from Bristol Shopping Quarter. There are frequent coach services to Bristol and major destinations, with regular services to and from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Megabus, connecting Bristol with towns and cities around the country, picks up and drops off on Bond Street.

The city’s new coach park at Bristol Fruit Market is open from 1 June 2017.

There are marked spaces for up to 20 coaches but room for more if there is demand. The site has 24-hour security and facilities for drivers, including an on-site café and toilets available. There is also plenty of choice nearby with the city centre just a short distance away as well as the Paintworks development, Avonmeads Retail Park and other local attractions.

Drivers MUST book their coach parking in advance by telephoning 0117 9771655 (24 hours) for £12 for up to 24 hours parking. Bookings can be made up to a few minutes before arrival.

Please note the coach park is unsuitable for passenger pick-up or drop-off. For more details about Bristol’s Coach Parking facilities including drop-off and pick-up points, go to the TravelWest website HERE.

Routes to the Coach Park

Please be aware of low bridges in the area. Follow these routes:

From M32, junction 3 via St Phillips Causeway (A4320) and then south on Albert Road.

From City Centre via Bath Road (A4), turning left over the river at the traffic lights approximately 300 metres past Three Lamps Junction and then right onto Albert Road.

Walking & Cycling

Walking and cycling into Bristol Shopping Quarter is a simple, stress free alternative to using public transport or the car. There are many cycle racks within the area and comprehensive information on cycling routes on the Better By Bike website. You’ll find a great walking map on the Visit Bristol website.

You’ll probably spot some distinctive yellow bikes parked up around the city, they belong to a great app-based bike rental scheme, the first of its kind in Europe. Prices start at £1 an hour. Visit yobike.co.uk to find out more and to download the app.

Park & Ride

Bristol’s three Park & Ride services offer a comfortable, frequent and easy way to travel into Bristol without the stress of city centre driving. Remember it is free to park, you simply pay for your bus fare. Visit the Travelwest website for more details.

Air

When you arrive at Bristol International, make sure Bristol Shopping Quarter is your first destination – why not jump on the International Flyer coach which goes directly to the bus and coach station – just 200 metres from the shopping area.

Visitors arriving via Bristol Airport will find a wealth of useful information at https://www.bristol-airport-guide.co.uk/

For all up-to-date travel information, visit the TravelWest website.