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 m3 operates up to every 20 minutes between 6:00 and 21:00 and only stops at designated metrobus stops.

Metrobus is a buy-before-you-board service, so you must buy your ticket before you get on. See our metrobus travel update.

New U3 service

U3 travels between Bristol city centre and Frenchay campus from 17 September 2018 to 14 December 2018.

From Sunday 16 September, you can buy-before-you-board, which will operate up to six times an hour during peak time, Mondays to Fridays between 7:40 and 21:00.

You must purchase a ticket prior to boarding. In 2019, the m1 metrobus may replace the U3. 

City Campus bus travel

Information on travel between the City Campus sites:

  • Bower Ashton is served by the 71, X3, X4 and X3A
  • 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 visit First Bus.

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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