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Getting to the Gate - La Rochelle

With Bristol back at home on Saturday (3pm KO), here’s a handy guide showing you the best way to Ashton Gate.

THE HEADLINES

  • Match day bus services operating reduced schedule
  • Fans can find their best route using public transport by using the TravelWest journey planner travelwest.info/matchday
  • Numerous off-street car parks are open locally
  • Ashton Road and Marsh Road will be closed after the game in the interest of crowd safety
  • There will be no train services in and out of Bristol Parkway this weekend, which includes Parkway to Temple Meads. Click here for more information.

DEDICATED SUPPORTER BUS SERVICES

Match day bus services operating reduced schedule

AG1 - Portway Park & Ride

  • First departure: 1.30pm
  • Last departure: 2.15pm
  • Frequency: every 45 minutes
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Collects: along the Portway at Station Road, Woodwell Road, Park Road, Riverleaze, Roman Way
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road. Last return: 6pm
  • Parking: free

AG2 - Brislington Park & Ride

  • First departure: 1.05pm
  • Last departure: 2.05pm
  • Frequency: every hour
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Direct service
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate. Last return 6pm
  • Parking: free
  • This service is NEW for Bears games and will operate during the 2018-19 season

AG3 – Horfield Common, Muller Road

  • First departure: 1pm
  • Frequency: every hour
  • Journey time: 25 minutes
  • Collects: along Gloucester Road, Cheltenham Road and the centre at Churchways Avenue, Ashley Down Rd, Nevil Rd, Hatherley Rd, Sommerville Rd, Zetland Rd Junction, Colston Girls School, Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft, The Haymarket
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance
  • Post-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance. Last return, 6.15pm

AG6 - North Bristol will not be running for this fixture.

PUBLIC BUS SERVICES

  • Local bus services connect the stadium with much of Bristol and Somerset

Plan your journey using the route planning tool here. 

  • A route map can be viewed here

Service 24

  • Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead Hospital
  • Nearest stop: Ashton Road
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £3 and return / all day travel is £4.50

Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9

  • Serves Hotwells and City Centre
  • Nearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £6 and return / day ticket from £4 to £7.50

Service 71

  • Serves Hotwells, City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue and UWE Frenchay
  • Nearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £3 and return / all day travel is £4.50

Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9

  • Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and Nailsea
  • Nearest stop: Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £6 and return / day ticket from £4 to £7.50

Visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information.

PARKING

Off-street match day parking is available at:

  • All Star Action Days, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walk
  • DJ Matchday Parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA. £7 per car, 7-minute walk
  • Bedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walk

  • Public car parks can be found by clicking here

TRAIN

  • Parson Street station is a 15-minute walk and serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol (Temple Meads is a 5-minute journey by train from here)
  • Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest mainline station, a 40-minute walk.
  • gwr.com has detailed information and includes a journey planner to help you plan your route

WALK

  • Fans are likely to find walking is the quickest and easiest way to/from the stadium
  • Most of south, west and central Bristol are within an hour’s walk
  • East Street, St John’s Lane, Clifton Village and the city centre are all accessible in under 30 minutes
  • Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route

CYCLE

  • There are 96 cycle parking spaces outside the South Stand along with a free bike pump
  • New YoBike parking spaces available at the Ashton Road end of the Stadium
  • The stadium is served by numerous cycle paths – always consider your safety especially when cycling in the dark
  • Click here for a local area cycle route map
  • Click here to plan your route including cycle rack locations, elevation and route type. Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route.