Travel information

The meeting will take place at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. All conference talks and the public even talk will be held in the School of Physics.

A map of the University of Bristol campus can be downloaded here.

School of Physics,
H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory,
University of Bristol,
Tyndall Avenue,
BS8 1TL,
United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0)117 928 8731

School of Physics


By air
Bristol Airport is 13 km south of the city and has scheduled flights to many UK and European cities. To get to the University from the airport:

The Bristol Flyer coach service calls at Bristol Bus and Coach Station near the University campus.

Checker Cars offer taxis from Bristol Airport. The journey should take around 30 minutes.

By train
Bristol has two mainline railway stations. Visitors should travel to Bristol Temple Meads as it is about two miles from the University and is much closer than Bristol Parkway.

To get to the University from Bristol Temple Meads:

The 8 and 9 bus services run every ten minutes in peak time and stop on the University campus. The journey should take about 20 minutes.

Taxis are available from the exit to the station. The journey should take about 15 minutes.

The nearest suburban railway station to the University is Clifton Down, but services only run about once an hour.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By bus
FirstGroup operate the majority of local buses in Bristol. Use their bus search facility or the Bristol route map to plan your journey. Services to the University include:

The 8 and 9 services from Bristol Temple Meads train station run every 10 minutes in peak time and stop on the University campus. The number 8 stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards the Students' Union, while the number 9 continues from The Berkeley pub up towards Tyndall Avenue. The journey should take about 20-30 minutes.

The 1, 40, 40A, 41, 54, 54A, 624, N7, U5 and X14 services all stop in the Park Street / Triangle / Whiteladies Road area a couple of minutes walk from the University.

Wessex Red's 16 university bus service connects the Stoke Bishop halls of residences to the campus.

By car
The M4 and M5 motorways put both London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive, while the M32 allows direct access from the M4 to the heart of the city.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners, such as are The AA or The RAC.

Park and ride
There are three Park and ride services that operate in and Bristol.

A4 Portway (service 902)
Long Ashton (service 903)
A4 Bath Road (service 904)

By coach
Coaches from a range of UK cities arrive and depart from Bristol Bus and Coach Station on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol.

For information about coach times and fares, consult the National Express Coaches website.
Additional coach services are operated by Megabus and Bakers Dolphin.

By cycle
Sustrans - the sustainable transport charity - has free cycle maps for routes in the Bristol and Somerset area. Bristol City Council offers a range of downloadable maps and leaflets for cyclists.

There are multistorey car parks about ten minutes' walk from the main campus as shown on our University map.

The Bristol Taxi Numbers website provides a list of taxi companies in Bristol.

Citizens of the European Union do not (currently!) need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting