Bus and coach

Travel by bus

All of UWE'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 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.

Impact of Stoke Lane one-way system

From 22 May 2016 all vehicles will be unable to travel north (uphill) along Stoke Lane for an anticipated period of 12 months. Southbound (downhill) traffic will be unaffected. The impact on bus services are detailed below. Find out more about Stoke Lane one-way system.

Wessex service 13

From 24 April, all Wessex 13 services to and from the City Centre will terminate at the Straits in Fishponds. A 13a service has been arranged that will take passengers on to Glenside Campus, then to Frenchay Campus via the diversion. 13a journeys from Frenchay Campus go down Stoke Lane and then terminate at the Straits in Fishponds.

First services 18 and 19 (formerly 319)

First services 18 and 19 will operate via the diversion in both directions.

First services 48a and 81

First services 48a and 81 will follow the diversion towards Frenchay Campus and will then run along Stoke Lane as normal.

City Campus bus travel

Information on travel between the City Campus sites:

  • Bower Ashton is served by the 11, 11a, X2 and X3
  • 11, X2 and X3 connects Bower Ashton to the Arnolfini and Watershed with a stop on Anchor Road (near At-Bristol) 
  • 11a connects Bower Ashton to Spike Island.

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 staff to take advantage of the student discount rate on Wessex Star buses, using a UWE 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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