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. 


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

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.


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.


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.


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