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.

Stoke Lane Metrobus works

From Wednesday 1 February 2017 the Stoke Lane one-way system will come to an end and two-way traffic will be restored. The Metrobus works will continue until the summer of 2017 with occasional short duration, short-length temporary traffic lights for specific pieces of work. Find out more about Stoke Lane one-way system.

First service 16

Operates via Stoke Lane in both directions, however, peak time journeys will continue to terminate at UWE and not Bristol Parkway. No changes to timetable or running times.

First services 18/18A

Operates via Stoke Lane in both directions. No changes to timetable or running times. This restores the link from Frenchay to North Fringe destinations.

First service 48a

Operates via Stoke Lane in both directions. Departure times from UWE will initially be unchanged, which will potentially provide excessive time between UWE and Fishponds. This will be reviewed in due course. It may be necessary to advise drivers to take things a little slower or even depart UWE a couple of minutes late.

Bus service changes 2016/17

From September 2016:

First Bus service 71 will be extended to cover Bower Ashton Campus. This means there will be a direct bus between Bower Ashton Campus and Frenchay Campus.

The 81 bus will be withdrawn.

The X74 bus will be replaced and replaced with a bus called UWE (instead of a number) that will run every 15 minutes from the centre to Frenchay Campus.

The 11 will have a route change and the 11A will be withdrawn.

For more information see the changes to service from Travelwest.

City Campus bus travel

Information on travel between the City Campus sites:

  • Bower Ashton is served by the 11, X2 and X3
  • 11, 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.

We now have agreement for any UWE Bristol staff to take advantage of the student discount rate on Wessex Star buses, using a UWE Bristol staff card.

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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