On Campus Open Day travel and parking

To find out which campus you should visit, please first check the course you're interested in studying. Then you'll be able to view campus-specific travel information depending on the course you're interested in.

Frenchay Campus

The campus you visit on an Open Day depends on the course you're interested in. Please use our course search to find out which campus your course is taught on.

Train 

Bristol Parkway is the nearest station to Frenchay Campus. There are free shuttle buses to pick you up and drop you at our Frenchay Campus. Shuttle buses pick up at Bristol Parkway from 08:00–13:00. Drop off will be all day until 16:15.

Temple Meads will also have shuttle buses running to Frenchay Campus from 08:00 with the last return at 16:00.

Parking

After you've registered, we'll email you in the days leading up to the Open Day with information about which campus entrance to use – North or East. Or check your session information on your tickets before you set off, for your campus and sign-in information.

Parking is free on Open Days. You do not require a permit or pay and display ticket.

If you need accessible parking, please email open@uwe.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)117 32 82162 and we'll take care of this for you.

Buses

If you’re coming by coach, please check the TravelWest website for timetables and routes. For more information about bus services to our campuses, please visit Getting to and from UWE Bristol campuses.

Map

Want to feel prepared? Download our handy Frenchay Campus Open Day map (PDF) – it shows your sign-in point and will help you find your way around on the day.

Glenside Campus

The campus you visit on an Open Day depends on the course you're interested in. Please use our course search to find out which campus your course is taught on. 

Train  

Bristol Parkway is the nearest train station to Glenside. There are free shuttle buses to pick you up and drop you at our Glenside Campus from 08:00–13:00 and return all day until 16:00.

Parking

Please use the postcode UWE Glenside BS16 1DD.

Parking is free on our Open Days and our friendly staff will be there to guide you on the day.

If you need accessible parking, please email open@uwe.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)117 32 82162 and we'll take care of this for you.

Buses

If you’re coming by coach, please check the TravelWest website for timetables and routes. For more information about bus services to our campuses, please visit Getting to and from UWE Bristol campuses.

Map

Want to feel prepared? Download our handy Glenside Campus Open Day map (PDF) – it shows your sign-in point and will help you find your way around on the day.

City Campus

The campus you visit on an Open Day depends on the course you're interested in. Please use our course search to find out which campus your course is taught on.

Train

Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest train station to all City Campus sites. There are free shuttle buses to take you to our Bower Ashton Campus, where all courses will begin on the day.

Shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes between 08:30–13:00. Returning from Bower Ashton from 12:00 until 15:30 every 30 minutes.

Parking

Blue Badge parking only is available at Bower Ashton Campus. Please contact us at Open@uwe.ac.uk.

Parking is available at the Long Ashton Park and Ride. Please use the postcode BS3 2HB. There are free shuttle buses to take you to and from campus, running every 15 minutes from 08:30 until 16:00.

If you need accessible parking, please email open@uwe.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)117 32 82162 and we'll take care of this for you.

Buses

If you’re coming by coach, please check the TravelWest website for timetables and routes. For more information about bus services to our campuses, please visit Getting to and from UWE Bristol campuses.

There'll also be free shuttle buses from Bower Ashton Campus to our city centre student accommodation. You'll receive a timetable on the day.

Map

Want to feel prepared? Download our handy City Campus Open Day map (PDF) – it shows your sign-in point and will help you find your way around on the day.

Bristol Zoo

Our Integrated Wildlife Conservation FdSc/BSc(Hons) course is taught at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Train

Clifton Down is the nearest train station to the Zoo. You can also arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station and catch a number 8 bus to the Zoo.

Parking

Please use the postcode BS8 3HA. There’s a free car park available at the Zoo. Please note that parking is limited and we cannot guarantee spaces will be available. There’s also limited on-street parking nearby.

Buses

If you’re coming by coach, please check the TravelWest website for timetables and routes. For more information about bus services to our campuses, please visit Getting to and from UWE Bristol campuses.

Travel discounts for Open Days

We’ve teamed up with Great Western Railway (GWR) and National Express to offer discounted travel to your Open Day and are giving away free tickets for First Bus travel within the Bristol Zone.

You won't need a free bus ticket or travel from Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads. There will be free shuttle buses from these rail stations to the Open Day.

GWR

You’ll get a discount of 20% if you travel to our Open Day with a GWR train service. 

Please note:

  • The discounted prices are indicated with a red asterisk.
  • The scheme is also combinable with the 16 – 25 Railcard.
  • The 20% discount is only available on GWR advance single fare tickets on selected routes and you must select either Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway station as the destination.
  • The origin of the journey must be within the GWR network, but please note that advance purchase tickets are not available for short distance journeys.

Book your train ticket

National Express

You’ll get a discount of 30% if you travel to your Open Day with National Express. You can travel from any location to either Bristol Bus and Coach Station in the city centre or UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus.

Book your coach ticket

First Bus

We offer a limited number of free bus tickets for travelling to or from your Open Day. We're giving codes away on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so be quick. Please note this offer applies to travel in the city of Bristol only.

Just email us to request a code.

Request a code

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