Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity Road

The Trinity Car Park is a small PUBLIC pay and display car park that costs £6 for 12hrs on Friday and Saturday, £1.50 on Sunday. It is extremely busy on Friday day due to workers from the city but you may find spaces on the weekend. They have some renovation work going on too which will reduce the number of spaces. For Friday, the other options for parking in the streets around the Trinity can be extremely busy as most is permit only so please aim to leave your car where you are staying and walk/get public transport in.

On Saturday and Sunday you should be able to find a space but I can’t guarantee this and remember you will need to pay and display.

PLEASE TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT/WALK/UBER IF POSSIBLE: The Trinity is quite central and well serviced by public transport. More info on bus routes here.

From Bristol Coach Station:

18min Walk (see map below) or grab a cab at the station or Uber

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Please note if you are coming by MEGABUS the stop is on Coulston Street not the coach station. It is a short walk away from the Coach station. Walk UP the hill where you get dropped off, turn right at the T and keep walking and the Bristol coach station is on the right.

From Bristol Temple Meads Train:

18min Walk (see map below) or grab a cab at the station or Uber

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From Bristol Airport:

The nearest airport to SWhoop is Bristol (BRS). You can get the Bristol Flyer bus service (£7 one way) from directly outside the airport to Bristol Coach Station or Temple Meads and then walk or get a cab (see maps above).

From London Airports:

Bristol airport is small so you may find it more cost effective to fly into one of the London airports and travel to Bristol from there depending on where you are flying from.

Bristol is about 2.5hrs drive West of London. The nearest London airport to Bristol is Heathrow (LHR) and this will be the easiest airport for Bristol. If you fly into Gatwick (LGW) or Stansted (STN) you will have a longer journey to Bristol as you will have to travel around London.

There are a number of ways to make the journey from London to Bristol:

The easiest and most convenient is the National Express Airport Coach.

    I would RECOMMENDED this as the best way to travel from the London Airports.

The bus goes direct from all the airports, leaves from the airport itself and goes to Bristol Coach Station. If booked early enough it can be £15 one way but in my experience it is often more like £30. In my opinion it is totally worth the extra money not to have to go into London. Click here to book/more information.

If you fly into Heathrow you could save yourself a little bit of money by booking a standard megabus (Megabus or National Express) from Victoria station in London itself. Sometimes fares can be as low as £1 but this is not the standard. Heathrow is on the tube so you can do the long tube ride into London and get the bus from Victoria Coach Station. Don’t take the Heathrow Express if you’re trying to save money as it costs about £20!

From Gatwick you’d have to take the Gatwick express train into the city which costs £20 so you might as well get the direct national express bus.

From London Stansted Airport:
It’s not an easy journey from Stansted to Bristol so I would avoid flying into there if possible.
If you must then..
For the London to Bristol there are two options:
1. Direct National Express coach from the Airport (4hrs 45mins):
(Has a change at London Gatwick)

2. Train into central London (stansted express), tube to victoria (15mins), walk to coach station from tube (5mins), bus from victoria coach station (2hrs 50mins)
This is can be a lot cheaper (under half the price) and breaks up the journey but it means a lot of changing.

Coaches leave from London Victoria Coach Station. National Express coaches arrive at Bristol Coach Station (see directions to SWhoop above), and Megabus coaches arrive at the Colston Hall (just a few mins walk from the Coach Station) – this is worth noting if you are getting picked up at the other end!. If you want to save money, have time and manage to get a really cheap bus then it’s worth getting this bus.

Direct trains from London to Bristol leave from London Paddington station about 1 train every 30 minutes. The journey takes 1h45. Even in advance it will be £30.50 single and £45 return. You will also need to get to London Paddington via the Heathrow/Gatwick express and underground. This will be a lot more expensive and take longer overall as you have to get into London first but if you really want to take the train you can book here and remember to get off at BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS which is close to the venue. Parkway is a long way from the centre.