University Of Bristol Bus 16
You can travel to our main campus and Stoke Bishop Halls by bus. You can take advantage of Bristol’s bus network to get around the city and if you wish to travel outside of Bristol by coach then Bristol is well served by both National Express and Megabus.
Information on bus fare prices (including staff and student discounts) for First bus and Wessex can be viewed on our Bus Fare web page.
Travel between the main campus and Stoke Bishop halls of residence – Wessex Service 16
Undergraduate students and Senior Residents living in University allocated accommodation receive a Wessex Service 16 pass on arrival at the University. Those entitled to these passes will be able to travel free of charge on the Wessex Service 16.
All other students, staff and members of the public can purchase bus passes from the Hawthorns Reception (Elton Road, BS8 1UQ), or buy tickets on board the bus, details are available on the Bus Fare web page. Further information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any questions regarding the Wessex Service 16 please contact Amy Heritage, Sustainability Manager (Transport).
Buses direct to the main campus
The Wessex no. 16 bus service runs from the Stoke Bishop halls of residence down Whiteladies Road to the campus, and then into Bristol City Centre, seven days a week, all day including a night service. This service operates during the term time only:
- Service period 1, 19th September 2016 – 16th December 2016
- Service period 2, 9th January 2017 – 31st March 2017
- Service period 3, 24th April 2017 – 9th June 2017
The number 9 service and number 72 service connect Bristol Temple Meads rail station with the University campus and operate a combined frequency of every 15 minutes at peak times. Both services stop at Tyndall Avenue in the heart of the University campus and the journeys take around 20-25 minutes.
The number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads rail station operates at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen’s Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards Clifton Village. The journey takes about 20-25 minutes. This service ceased serving the University campus itself from 4 September 2016.
Buses a short walk from the campus
You may also find it useful to use a journey planner to look plan your journey to the main campus and other University sites.
All First Bus bus services, several Wessex bus services and some of the Abus bus services stop within walking distance of the the University’s main campus (maximum 20 minutes walk). The routes for these buses include most areas within Bristol, as well as areas outside Bristol such as Bath, Yate, Weston-super-Mare.
Planning your journey