Information about getting to FIRA-TAROS 2012 can be found at the following links:
The following information will guide
you to Bristol and the conference venue:
The M4 and M5 motorways put both London and Birmingham within a two-hour
drive, while the M32 allows direct access from the M4 to the heart of the city.
Directions to the University precinct from the M32 (also
available as a Google Map)
- Exit the M4 at junction 19
marked for the M32
- Follow the M32 southwest
- Continue onto the A4032
- Continue straight onto Bond
Street / A4044
- At St. James Barton
roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Marlborough Street / B4051
- Continue to follow B4051
- Turn right at Woodland Road
- At the top of the hill is a
crossroads. Turn right into Tyndall Avenue
- Senate House (the
University's central administration building) is the tall building on the
There are multistorey car parks about ten minutes' walk from the main
precinct as shown on our precinct
map or you can consult Bristol City Council's car park finder.
Coaches from a range of UK cities arrive and depart from Bristol
Bus and Coach Station on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol, about
15 minutes walk
from the University precinct (PDF, 3.5Mb).
For information about coach times and fares, consult the National Express website. Additional
coach services are operated by Megabus and Bakers Dolphin.
Bristol Airport is 13 km
south of the city and has scheduled flights to many UK and European cities. To
get to the University from the airport:
- The Bristol Flyer coach service
calls at Bristol Bus and Coach Station near the University precinct
Cars offer taxis from Bristol Airport. The journey should take around
- Further travel information
is available from the Bristol Airport
London (Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport)
Bristol is only about 2 hours from London by train. There's
a train about every hour, with extra weekday evening peak services from London,
and it's not too expensive to get there.
You can get a saver ticket for £60 on the day of travel, or
for as little as £20.00 if you book a couple of weeks in advance. Tickets are
released three months in advance.
London is two hours away by coach and is served by a half a
dozen services per day, Heathrow Airport /Gatwick Airport to Bristol.
Direct train services run between Bristol Temple Meads
Station and Heathrow Airport operated by First Great Western..
National express provides coach/ bus service all over UK.
Coaches’ times and fares are available on the website.
operates a network across the U.K. There are two buses daily from London to
Bristol has two mainline railway stations. Visitors should travel to Bristol Temple Meads
as it is about two miles from the University and is much closer than Bristol Parkway.
To get to the University from Bristol Temple Meads:
- The 8
and 9 bus services run every ten minutes in peak time and stop on the
University precinct. The journey should take about 20 minutes
- Taxis are available from
the exit to the station. The journey should take about 15 minutes
- Walking from
Bristol Temple Meads (PDF, 3.5Mb) to the University takes 30-40
minutes and will involve an uphill climb.
The nearest suburban railway station to the University is Clifton Down,
but services only run about once an hour.
Find out more about rail services via National Rail Enquiries.