Getting to and from UWE Bristol campuses
It's easy to get from one campus to another and in and around the city centre, as well as going further afield, with Bristol's excellent transport links.
It's easy to get around the city by bus and Metrobus. Bristol Bus Station offers cross-country services and Frenchay Campus has its own Megabus and National Express stop.
- Campus bus stop locations
- Bus services to Frenchay Campus
- Bus services to City Campus
- Bus services to Glenside Campus
- Bus routes from our campuses into the city centre
First Bus app
To help you feel confident about travelling by bus, First Bus have an app to show where your bus is, how many seats are available, and to enable you to book your seat. The app displays how many empty seats there are on each bus in real time to help you plan your journey. Watch this YouTube video showing you how to use the First Bus App.
Bus checker apps and journey planners
Download the Travelwest bus checker app for live and scheduled bus times for every bus in the Bristol area. Free for iPhone, Android and Windows mobile devices.
Details of all timetables and routes can be found on the TravelWest journey planner.
Long distance coaches and coaches from London airports
Megabus and National Express provide a very cost-effective service direct to Frenchay Campus from many UK cities and some overseas destinations including London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester and Leeds.
Named as the UK's first cycling city, Bristol is built for cyclists.
Cycle to and from campus
UWE Bristol has benefited greatly from the recent investment in largely traffic-free cycle routes that criss-cross the city.
- Frenchay Campus cycle routes on Google Maps
- Glenside Campus cycle routes on Google Maps
- City Campus cycle routes on Google Maps
Facilities for cyclists
Cycle parking lockers, showers and drying areas are available across our campuses.
Help to get a bike
- Students can take advantage of the student cycle loan scheme. Please visit the Student Union reception for more information.
- Staff can take advantage of discounted tax-free cycles from Cycle Solutions through the HR department (login required).
- For a list of where to buy a bike in Bristol, visit the BetterByBike website.
Borrow a bike
- Borrow one of our Bristol Bicycles for free for up to two weeks. Bring your staff or student ID card to the Centre for Sport reception on a Thursday or weekend and you can borrow a bike, complete with lights and a lock.
Better ways to travel
For more information on better ways to travel, take a look at the Travelwest website where you'll find more information about cycling, walking and the e-scooter trail in the Bristol area.
Please note: only e-scooters that form part of the trail are permitted for use on the public roads and UWE Bristol sites.
Across our campuses there is access to:
- Bike pumps and tool stations across all three campuses.
- Free bike check-up drop-in sessions from Dr Bike.
Dr Bike drop-in sessions
Bower Ashton, City Campus
Dr Bike drop-in sessions take place 09:00 to 13:00 at Bower Ashton in the cycle hub by the North car park.
- Tuesday 3 October 2023
- Tuesday 21 November 2023
- Tuesday 16 January 2024
- Tuesday 27 February 2024
- Tuesday 26 March 2024
- Tuesday 16 April 2024
Frenchay Campus - Q Block cycle hub
Dr Bike drop-in sessions take place 09:00 to 13:00 in the cycle hub by Q Block.
- Tuesday 17 October 2023
- Tuesday 14 November 2023
- Tuesday 13 December 2023
- Tuesday 23 January 2024
- Tuesday 20 February 2024
- Tuesday 19 March 2024
- Tuesday 23 April 2024
Glenside Campus - by main reception
Dr Bike drop-in sessions take place 09:00 to 13:00 by the main reception.
- Tuesday 10 October 2023
- Tuesday 7 October 2023
- Tuesday 13 February 2024
- Tuesday 30 April 2024
Map of Frenchay Campus cycling routes and facilities
View a map of Frenchay Campus that has locations of:
- Cycle parks and bike hubs
- Lockers and changing rooms
- Repair kits
- Bike pumps and tool stations
Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood railway stations connect you to the rest of the country, as well as local and inter-city services.
The nearest train station to UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus is Filton Abbey Wood. It takes around 30 minutes to walk to campus from the station. There is also a First Bus service that leaves from the station car park.
Bristol Parkway is also close to Frenchay Campus. There are buses direct to Frenchay Campus or nearby with a short walk.
Bristol Temple Meads is closest to the city centre.
See the National Rail website for further information.
Bristol Airport connects the South West to hundreds of destinations across Europe and the rest of the world. Located just a few miles south of Bristol's city centre, it's easy to get to and from the airport, 24hrs a day via the Airport Flyer - Bristol Airport's direct bus route.
Maps and directions
East entrance (BS16 1QY)
Directions to Frenchay Campus - East entrance (Google Maps)
North entrance (BS34 8QN)
Directions to Frenchay Campus – North entrance (Google Maps)
Glenside (BS16 1DD)
Directions to Glenside Campus (Google Maps)
City Campus at Bower Ashton (BS3 2JT)
Directions to Bower Ashton (Google Maps)