Getting to Bristol and the venue
The venue is Bristol City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TR (H4/5 on map)
The main train station in Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads (R6 on map).
GWR operate lines in the region and offer a discount for Conference goers, which reduces a London return ticket from £59.50 to £44, even on peak trains! To book follow the link to the GWR site, select ‘Bristol Conference’ as your end destination and then continue as normal.
Click here for more information and guidance on the reduced fares.
From the train station to the venue
Bristol Temple Meads is a 15-20 minute walk from the venue along the ‘Brunel Mile’, just follow signs for ‘The Centre’.
You can catch a ferry boat from Temple Meads to ‘The Centre’ (K5 on map) which is a 5 minute walk from the venue. The ferry runs every 40 mins from the back of the train station (R5 on map) and is signposted from the main ticket hall. Check the timetable here. Tickets are bought with cash on board the boat, and an adult single costs £2.50, concessions available. Bristol Pounds accepted.
The 1, 2, 8, 9, 72 buses all go from Temple Meads to the venue – use the bus stop ‘College Green’ (H4 on map) at the bottom of Park Street. Alternatively you can catch other buses to ‘The Centre’ (K5 on map).
National Express coaches arrive at the Bus and Coach station on Marlborough Street (M2 on map). The coach station is a 15 minute walk to the venue.
You can take the buses X1, X2, X3, X4, X7, X8, X9 from the bus station to ‘Anchor Road’ (H5 on map) which is a 4 minute walk from the venue. From the bus stop cross the road and walk up College Square to avoid steps on Trinity Street.
Megabus coaches arrive to Bond Street (N2 on map). This is 20 minute walk to the venue. You can take buses from 8, 9 and 72 to the venue. Use the bus stop ‘College Green’ (H4 on map) at the bottom of Park Street. Alternatively you can catch other buses to ‘The Centre’ (K5 on map).
Obviously, we would prefer it if you did not drive to conference unless you have a disability which makes it essential. If you must come by car, please offer a lift to other members in your area. You can do this via the Green Party Liftshare scheme.
There is Blue Badge parking at the nearby College Street car park on St Georges Street (G5 on map). This car park is roughly 200m from the venue. There’s information here on the council website on Blue Badge parking in Bristol.
There is no visitor parking at City Hall and limited parking around the building. The nearest car park is underground at Millenium Square (H6 on map), there is also an NCP car park on Prince Street (K5 on map).
Getting around Bristol
The Travel West website has a handy travel planner for all public transport in Bristol and the South West region. Googlemaps also includes public transport options.
Bus tickets can be bought with cash, contactless or through the app (which also offers discounts for packages of tickets). An adult single costs £2, concessions available. Bristol Pounds accepted.
Bristol has a rich cycling heritage and was named as England’s first cycling city back in 2008. The charity Sustrans, creators of the National Cycle Network, has its headquarters in Bristol which includes an information centre and shop, just 3 minutes walk from the venue.
For cycling routes in the city Better by Bike has a useful journey planner. There are bike racks outside the venue.
There is a bicycle share scheme in Bristol called YoBike which lets you hire bikes for £1 for an hour or £5 for the whole day. To use the scheme you will have to download an app on your smartphone.
Metered taxis licensed by the council are painted Bristol Blue. There are taxi ranks outside Temple Meads train station and Marlborough Street Bus Station.
For private hire cabs phone V-Cars on 0117 9252626.