Bristol Cycle Shack Hires out bikes from its base near Bristol Temple Meads train station.

Cycle the City Rents out bikes and runs cycling tours from the central harbour area.


Bristol Ferry Boat Company boats leave roughly hourly from the dock at Cannon's Rd near the tourist office. Its Hotwells service runs west, with stops including Millennium Sq and the SS Great Britain, while theTemple Meads service runs east, with stops including Welsh Back, Castle Park (for Cabot Circus) and Temple Meads (for the train station). Fares depend on distance travelled; an all-day pass is adult/child £6.50/5.50.


Bus journeys in Bristol's city centre cost £1 for up to three stops; longer trips cost £1.50. A BristolRider pass (£4.50) provides unlimited travel.

Bus 8 Runs every 15 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads train station, via College Green in the city centre, to Clifton and on to Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Bus 73/X73 Runs every 20 minutes from Bristol Parkway Station to the centre (£3.50, 30 minutes).

MetroBus The M2 service (; single £1.50) provides efficient links between Bristol Temple Meads train station, Long Ashton Park & Ride, the city centre and SS Great Britain.

Car & Motorcycle

Heavy traffic and pricey parking make driving in Bristol a headache.

Park & Ride Buses run approximately every 15 to 20 minutes from Portway, Bath Rd and Long Ashton. Note that overnight parking is not allowed at the Park & Ride car parks.


You can usually find a cab at the taxi ranks at the train and bus stations and on St Augustine's Pde.

To phone for a cab, try Streamline Taxis or 1st Call Taxi. If you're taking a nonmetered cab, agree on the fare in advance.