Travel & Parking

Bristol Bears Rugby Club
Ashton Gate Stadium

0117 9630 600

Three dedicated supporter bus services operate on Bristol Bears rugby home league games. These services operate from Winterstoke Road, just yards from the main entrance to Ashton Gate Stadium and at convenient times for those attending games. Services for Cup competitions may vary.


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AG1, AG2 and AG3 are operated by First Bus. A new Ashton Gate Matchday mTicket is available via the First Bus app.

Single - £2.50 on bus only

Return  - mTicket £4.50 / £5 on bus

Child return - £2.50 on bus only

Group Return – mTicket £9 / £10 on bus

Please note:

  • Concessionary pass holders can use their passes to travel free
  • Only Ashton Gate mTickets and tickets purchased on matchday buses are valid on AG1, AG2 and AG3 services
  • Ashton Gate Matchday mTickets are valid for use on all First and MetroBus services within the Bristol Zone
  • Group Tickets allow up to five people to travel together – all passengers must travel and board together on both journeys
  • The Ashton Gate Matchday mTicket is available using the First Bus app. Select mTickets tab at the bottom of the screen and select the ‘BUY’ tab. Ensure your selected area is set to Bristol. Click the ‘Day’ ticket category then ‘Ashton Gate Matchday Adult’ or ‘Ashton Gate Matchday Group’ as appropriate. Confirm the quantity and then go to checkout

Ashton Gate is well connected to Bristol and surrounding areas by an extensive public bus network.

The easiest way to plan your route is the TravelWest Jouney Planner. Many services across Bristol are operated by First Bus – you can find more information on their routes, timetables and fares here.

The stadium is also served by the M2 MetroBus route which is just 9 minutes walk from the stadium.

For routes, timetables and fares please click here. Please note the M2 service currently does not operate on Sundays or public holidays and the last service towards Temple Meads and the city centre, Mon-Fri departs Ashton Gate stop at 21:34.

Ashton Gate is well served by local and national rail services. For the latest information, journey planning and tickets visit

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Mainline station

40 minute walk or use matchday Service A


Serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol (journey time to Temple Meads approximately 5 minutes). Please note Parson Street does not have step-free access.

15 minute walk

Many fans will find walking or cycling the quickest way to get to games. The stadium is less than 30 minutes walk from most of south, central and west Bristol and fans can use the postcode BS3 2EJ to plan your route. Cycling will be even quicker as the stadium is connected by numerous cycle paths – plan your journey by clicking here – the planner shows route type, elevation and cycle rack and pump locations.

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96 cycle parking spaces behind the South Stand

10 YoBike parking bays at the Ashton Road entrance

Free to use bike pump

Plan your route here

Most supporters will find public transport quicker and easier than driving to games and should be aware that many local streets are covered by a Resident Parking Scheme

If however you are driving we strongly advise you to park at the Portway Park & Ride (ideal for those using the motorway) or Brislington Park & Ride where you can use the Matchday Supporter bus services to complete your journey. We advise supporters to check their route before travelling by clicking here and allow plenty of time for your journey

Limited official offsite parking, media parking and disabled parking is available close to the stadium which can be seen on the map below. To book call Supporter Services on 0117 9630 600 (option 1), Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at the first opportunity to avoid disappointment

There are also a number of unofficial car parks in operation on most match days close to the stadium and these are listed below

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Ashton Event Parking, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car (cashless payments only), 10 minute walk

DJ Matchday Parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA. £8 per car, 7 minute walk

Other car parks can be found by clicking here

Bristol Airport is just 15 minutes drive from the stadium and connected by the A1 bus route which departs from the Ashton Gate MetroBus stop. With over 8.2 million passengers per year and 122 routes to the UK, Europe, Africa and North America it is England’s third largest non-London airport

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Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Ireland, Belfast, Dublin, Vienna, Brussels, Copenhagen, Prague, Bordeaux, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Athens, Budapest, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm, Geneva, Orlando.

Seven Boat Trips operate a cross-harbour ferry which shuttles between Hannover Quay and the SS Great Britain up to 17:30 on weekends.

The SS Great Britain stop is 18 minutes walk from Ashton Gate. Number Seven and Bristol Ferry Boats both operate services from Temple Meads to The Pump House, Cottage and Nova Scotia public houses – which are all around 15 minutes walk from the stadium.