Wessex Red bus services are operated by Wessex Connect in partnership with the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol.
Wessex Red provides a clean and efficient service for passengers. The service is not just for students, but also provides an additional transport option for members of the public. At peak times there are as many as 30 vehicles operating across nine routes, linking the University to the centre and numerous residential areas around the city.
Wessex Red bus timetables
Changes to bus services - January 2013
From Monday 14 January 2013, all Wessex Red service timetables are changing:
- 13 service – extended to Filton, Patchway and Bradley Stoke. Now operating extra early and late services.
- 19 service – increased to every 15 minutes daytime. Re-routed via Kingsdown and Cotham. Now operating extra early and late services.
- Other services will have relatively minor changes to improve reliability.
See the Wessex Red website for full details.
Wessex Red smartcard
The Wessex Red smartcard system makes boarding more efficient. Simply scan your card as you get onto the bus instead of paying with cash.
Top-up smartcards can be credited with cash and used to buy single and dayrider tickets for a reduced price. To purchase a top-up smartcard follow these simple steps:
- Buy a new 'blank' smartcard (from Cartridge Right, or Frenchay Students' Union).
- Top up your card by paying the driver £10 to add credit.
Your top-up smartcard is then ready for use. Simply put your card on the reader and ask for a single or day-rider ticket as normal.
Term pass for students
Term passes are valid for travel on all Wessex Red services and can be purchased on the Wessex Red website.
Please note: Passengers not wishing to purchase a smartcard are still able to pay the driver with cash.