Festival

Information

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We encourage all visitors to help us make the Harbour Festival even greener and travel by bike, foot or public transport.

Please visit the TravelWest website for the latest information on road closures and bus diversions. 

Buses

First Bus offer comprehensive services covering Bristol and the surrounding area. Please see their website for times, routes and to plan your journey.

BUS SERVICES AND ROAD CLOSURES

During the Harbour Festival weekend there will be extra bus services on some routes and and due to road closures some routes will be altered. See here for full details.

Park and ride

Bristol is well served by park and ride buses from the Portway, Brislington, Long Ashton and Lyde Green. You can find more information about these services here.

During the Harbour Festival, Bristol’s Park and Rides (Brislington, Long Ashton and Portway) will be operating extended hours on Friday and Saturday. Please check with First Bus for the exact timetable and last journeys from the City Centre area.

PORTWAY PARK AND RIDE

Friday 20th July  – extended until 23.30pm (11.30pm)
Saturday 21st July – extended until 23.00pm (11pm)
Sunday 22nd July – Normal service

LONG ASHTON PARK AND RIDE

Friday 20th July – Normal service
Saturday 21st July – Extended until 22.30pm (10.30pm)
No Sunday service

BRISLINGTON PARK AND RIDE

Friday 20th July – Extended until 23.00pm (11pm)
Saturday 21st July – Extended until 23.00pm (11pm)
No Sunday service

Trains

First Great Western operate inter-city trains from London, Reading and Bath into Bristol. You can find out about their services here. Virgin Trains operate services between Bristol, the Midlands and The North and their times and prices can be found here.

First Great Western also operate the Severn Beach line will begins at Severn Beach and takes passengers from there to Temple Meads via St Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Sea Mills, Clifton Down, Redland, Montpelier, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. You can find the latest timetable for this route here.

Lift sharing

Share a lift with others to make best use of car journeys: a great way to reduce traffic to the festival and save money and hassle. Go to liftshare.com for more information.

Cycling

There will be dedicated cycle lock-up points, the main one being on The Grove (next to the Thekla). Please note that no security personnel will be situated in the designated area and bikes will be left at the owner’s risk. Please see the site map for details of all bike parking.

Ferries

There are a number of ferry operators providing trips around Bristol’s historic harbour. For further information please contact the operators directly: