Graduation travel

How to travel to your graduation ceremony.

Bristol Cathedral

The address for Bristol Cathedral is Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ. For further information about travel, please visit the Bristol Cathedral website.


There is no parking in the Cathedral grounds. Some on-street parking is available in the Cathedral area but is usually restricted to a maximum of two hours. There are a number of car parks near to Bristol Cathedral, which are well signposted from the City Centre. The nearby parking options we recommend are:

  • College Street, BS1 5UY – behind Council House, north West of Bristol Cathedral. Approximately 100 spaces/Pay and Display. A two-minute walk.
  • College Square, BS1 5TS – West of the Cathedral, by the Abbey Gatehouse. Eight spaces only/Pay and Display, Sunday no Charge. One-minute walk and ideal for the less mobile.
  • Trenchard Street, BS1 5AN – off Park Street, 950 spaces. A five-minute walk.
  • Bristol Harbourside, BS1 5LF – Canons Way, 384 spaces. A five-to-ten minute walk.
  • Millennium Square/At-Bristol, BS1 5LL – adjacent to We The Curious, 550 spaces. A five-to-ten minute walk.

You can use Just Park or RingGo to find or pay for most on-street parking spots or car parks.

Blue badge parking

View information about accessible parking at graduation.

Electric vehicle parking and charging

You can review where to park and charge electric vehicles on the Bristol City Council website.

Clean air zone

Clean air zone rules come into effect in Bristol City centre on Monday 28 November 2022. Visit the Bristol City Council website for more information about the clean air zone, including a map and whether your vehicle will be affected.

Park and Ride

Bristol has four park and ride carparks located on the outskirts of the city, allowing you to travel to your graduation without having to worry about parking.

International travel and visas

If you or your guests are coming from a country that is outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we can produce a letter to confirm the visa application process which confirms that we are expecting you and your named guests to attend the ceremony.

Find out how to request a Visa support letter and the information required.


If you need accommodation, you can search a variety of options at Visit Bristol.

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