Bristol Park and Ride

Finding cheap parking in Bristol can often be fraught with stress which is why we’re a real advocate for park and ride, meaning you can park outside of the city centre free of charge and hop on the local bus service into the city centre.

How many park and ride sites are there in Bristol

There are six park and ride sites in Bristol with direct routes into the city; Brislington, Long Ashton, Lyde Green, Parkway North, Portway and Yate.

Brislington Park and Ride

Brislington Park and Ride is a car park and bus interchange facility located in Brislington, a suburb of Bristol, in the south-west of England. It provides a convenient parking and transportation option for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol or other destinations.

The park and ride site has approximately 1,300 parking spaces and operates seven days a week, with frequent bus services to and from Bristol city centre, as well as other destinations such as the University of the West of England, Southmead Hospital and Bristol Parkway railway station. The facility is managed by Bristol City Council and parking charges apply for those using the facility. Bus fares vary depending on the destination and the time of day.

Brislington Park and Ride has modern facilities, including electric charging points for electric vehicles, cycle storage, and CCTV security. The park and ride is popular for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol, especially as parking in the city center can be difficult and expensive.

The park and ride is conveniently located for those traveling to or from the south and east of Bristol, with easy access from the A4 road and the A4174 road. It is also located near Brislington railway station, providing easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.

Overall, Brislington Park and Ride is a convenient and cost-effective transportation option for those traveling to or from Bristol, offering ample parking and frequent bus services to popular destinations.

Address: BS4 5LR

Opening Times: 05.15am – 10.40pm (Monday to Saturday), closed Sundays

Spaces: 1,300

Long Ashton Park and Ride

Long Ashton Park and Ride is a car park and bus interchange facility located in Long Ashton, a village situated just south of Bristol, England. It provides a convenient parking and transportation option for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol or other destinations.

The park and ride site has approximately 1,500 parking spaces and operates seven days a week, with frequent bus services to and from Bristol city centre, as well as other destinations such as the University of Bristol and Bristol Airport. The facility is managed by Bristol City Council and parking charges apply for those using the facility. Bus fares vary depending on the destination and the time of day.

Long Ashton Park and Ride has modern facilities, including electric charging points for electric vehicles, cycle storage, and CCTV security. The park and ride is popular for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol, especially as parking in the city center can be difficult and expensive.

The park and ride is conveniently located for those traveling to or from the south and west of Bristol, with easy access from the A370 road and the A38 road. It is also located near Long Ashton railway station, providing easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.

Overall, Long Ashton Park and Ride is a convenient and cost-effective transportation option for those traveling to or from Bristol, offering ample parking and frequent bus services to popular destinations.

Address: BS3 2HB

Opening Times: 05.00am – 10.20pm (Monday to Saturday), closed Sundays

Spaces: 1,500

Lyde Green Park and Ride

Lyde Green Park and Ride is a car park and bus interchange facility located in the eastern suburbs of Bristol, England. It provides a convenient parking and transportation option for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol or other destinations.

The park and ride site has approximately 250 parking spaces and operates seven days a week, with frequent bus services to and from Bristol city centre, as well as other destinations such as the University of the West of England and Southmead Hospital. The facility is managed by Bristol City Council and parking charges apply for those using the facility. Bus fares vary depending on the destination and the time of day.

Lyde Green Park and Ride has modern facilities, including electric charging points for electric vehicles, cycle storage, and CCTV security. The park and ride is popular for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol, especially as parking in the city center can be difficult and expensive.

The park and ride is conveniently located for those traveling to or from the east of Bristol, with easy access from the A4174 road and the A420 road. It is also located near Emersons Green railway station, providing easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.

Address: BS16 7GG

Opening Times: 05.30am – 10.45pm daily

Spaces: 246

Parkway North Park and Ride

Address: BS34 8PU

Opening Times: 24 hours

Spaces: 210

Portway Park and Ride

The Portway Park and Ride is a car park and bus interchange facility located in the northwest of Bristol, England. It provides a convenient parking and transportation option for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol or other destinations.

The park and ride site has approximately 500 parking spaces and operates seven days a week, with frequent bus services to and from Bristol city centre, as well as other destinations such as the University of the West of England and Southmead Hospital. The facility is managed by Bristol City Council and parking charges apply for those using the facility. Bus fares vary depending on the destination and the time of day.

The Portway Park and Ride has modern facilities, including electric charging points for electric vehicles, cycle storage, and CCTV security. The park and ride is popular for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol, especially as parking in the city center can be difficult and expensive.

The park and ride is conveniently located for those traveling to or from the northwest of Bristol, with easy access from the M5 motorway and the A4 road. It is also located near Shirehampton railway station, providing easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.

Overall, the Portway Park and Ride is a convenient and cost-effective transportation option for those traveling to or from Bristol, offering ample parking and frequent bus services to popular destinations.

Address: BS11 9QE

Opening Times: 05.15am – 10.15pm (Monday to Saturday), 08.30am – 7.20pm (Sunday)

Spaces: 500

Yate Park and Ride

Yate Park and Ride is a car park and bus interchange facility located in the town of Yate, approximately 12 miles northeast of Bristol city center, in South Gloucestershire, England. It provides a convenient parking and transportation option for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol or other destinations.

The park and ride site has approximately 400 parking spaces and operates seven days a week, with frequent bus services to and from Bristol city center, as well as other destinations such as the University of the West of England and Southmead Hospital. The facility is managed by South Gloucestershire Council and parking charges apply for those using the facility. Bus fares vary depending on the destination and the time of day.

The Yate Park and Ride has modern facilities, including electric charging points for electric vehicles, cycle storage, and CCTV security. The park and ride is popular for commuters and visitors traveling to Bristol, especially as parking in the city center can be difficult and expensive.

The park and ride is conveniently located for those traveling to or from the northeast of Bristol, with easy access from the M4 and M5 motorways, and the A432 road. It is also located near Yate railway station, providing easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.

Overall, the Yate Park and Ride is a convenient and cost-effective transportation option for those traveling to or from Bristol, offering ample parking and frequent bus services to popular destinations.

Address: BS37 5AF

Opening Times: 24 hours

Spaces: 198

Cost to park at park and ride sites in Bristol

Parking at Bristol park and ride sites is free providing you are using the car park to access the city centre using the local bus service, with the exception of Parkway North which costs £4.00 on weekdays and £2.40 on weekends.

Park and Ride SiteParking Charge
BrislingtonFree
Long AshtonFree
Lyde GreenFree
Parkway North£4 (Mon to Sat)
£2.40 (Sunday and Bank Holidays)
PortwayFree
YateFree

Bristol park and ride ticket prices 2024

First buses and Stagecoach run from park and ride sites across Bristol and there’s different ticket types available depending on your circumstance.

2024 ticket prices for the park and ride service in Bristol is as follows:

Park and Ride SiteTicket Type2024 Price
BrislingtonAnytime Return
Off Peak Return
First Day
£2.00
£3.50
£6.00
Long AshtonSingle
Anytime Return
First Day
£2.00
£3.50
£6.00
Lyde GreenSingle
Anytime Return
First Day
£2.00
£3.50
£6.00
Parkway NorthSingle
Anytime Return
£2.00
£3.50
PortwaySingle
Anytime Return
£2.00
£3.50
YateSingle
Anytime Return
£2.00
£3.50

Park and ride vs car parking in Bristol

If you are travelling into Bristol alone or as a couple, park and ride works out to be the considerably cheaper than parking in the city centre as it will cost either £3.50 (for 1 traveller) or £7 (for 2 travellers) using the park and ride service in Bristol.

It also means you are closer to the main routes in and out of Bristol, rather than having to sit in traffic which can become tedious, especially during rush hour and on a weekend.

When it comes to parking in Bristol, council run car parks are considerably more expensive as you are paying for the convenience of parking close to the main attractions and amenities.

Parking for 5 hours:

Queen Charlotte Street Car Park – £20

Prince Street Car Park – £20

Nelson Street Car Park – £20

St James Barton Car Park – £20

Bristol Harbourside Car Park – £12

Overnight parking at Bristol park and ride sites

Overnight parking is only permitted at Parkway North park and ride and Yate park and ride sites in Bristol. All other park and ride sites don’t permit overnight parking.

Motorhome parking at Bristol park and ride sites

All park and ride sites in Bristol have height restrictions, but if your vehicle fits under the barrier, you can use the park and ride site.

Park and Ride SiteHeight Restriction
Brislington2.1m
Long Ashton2.1m
Lyde Green2.3m
Parkway North2.3m
Portway2.1m
Yate2.3m