Bus and coach

Travel by bus

All of UWE Bristol's campuses are well connected by buses to the city centre and the wider region with Frenchay Campus acting as one of the largest bus interchanges in the South West of England.

See Travelwest for a complete list of all the routes that serve UWE Bristol campuses and links to buy tickets and passes.

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 8 mobile devices.

Service update - changes from 27 May 2018

Service UWE will be withdrawn from 27 May 2018, which coincides with the end of the academic year at UWE Bristol. Customers who would normally use service UWE during the summer holidays will be able to use metrobus service m3 for travel between the City Centre and Frenchay Campus from 29 May.

Service m3 operates up to every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 21:00 and only stops at designated metrobus stops. See our metrobus travel update.

Service update - changes from 29 April 2018 

Services 48A, 70, 71 and UWE will now run at a reduced frequency until 15 September 2018. The UWE service will now only run Monday to Friday with no buses running after midnight. Service 19 has now returned to its usual route following the completion of the Bromley Heath Viaduct works.

City Campus bus travel

Information on travel between the City Campus sites:

  • Bower Ashton is served by the 71, X2 and X3
  • 71, X2 and X3 connects Bower Ashton to the Arnolfini and Watershed with a stop on Anchor Road (near At-Bristol).

See How to find City Campus for more travel information.

Bus tickets

To buy tickets and passes see Wessex Star and First Bus websites.

Long distance coach

Megabus provides 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.

Coaches depart from the North Entrance on Frenchay Campus.

Related links

Full timetables and routes

Details of all timetables and routes can be found on the TravelWest journey planner.

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