Graduation travel

How to travel to your graduation ceremony.

Bristol Beacon

The address for Bristol Beacon is:

Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street


There is no parking at Bristol Beacon. Some on-street parking is available but is usually restricted to a maximum of two hours. There are a number of car parks near by, which are well signposted from the city centre. The nearby parking options we recommend are:

  • College Street, BS1 5UY – behind Council House. Approximately 100 spaces/Pay and Display. A two-minute walk.
  • College Square, BS1 5TS – by the Abbey Gatehouse. Eight spaces only/Pay and Display, Sunday no Charge. One-minute walk and ideal for less mobile people.
  • 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 – next 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 came 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 is affected.

Public transport

Bus and train

The nearest railway station is Bristol Temple Meads.

Taxis and buses are available from the station (use the 8 or 9 bus or enjoy a 20-minute walk across Bristol city centre).

For further information on the location of bus stops to College Green visit the First Bus website or visit the Travelwest website to plan your visit by bus, park and ride or rail.


The closest Bristol ferry stop is Bristol City Centre Landing. Ferries run every 40 minutes from either Bristol Temple Meads or Hotwells. Further information is available on the Bristol Ferry website.

Walking or cycling

We are located in the centre of historical Bristol, close to nearby hotels and amenities.  

We are also near the National Cycle Network and have plenty of bicycle parking outside on College Green.  

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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