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Posted Monday, January 22nd 2018

City v Man City - Travel Guide

City host Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final, second leg on Tuesday, January 23rd – so here’s a handy travel guide for fans.

With general admission tickets sold out, the road network will be extremely busy and car parking at a premium.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND JOURNEY PLANNING

  • Fans can plan their best route using the Travel West journey planner travelwest.info/matchday
  • Ashton Road and Marsh Road will be closed from 5:30pm in the interest of crowd safety
  • We strongly advise fans to leave plenty of time for their journey TO the stadium and arrive early AT the stadium where there will be busy turnstiles and enhanced security checks
  • The Sports Bar will open at 3pm
  • The Fan Village will open at 4pm -  music, entertainment, activities, food and drink (for this match fans can use the South Stand toilets up to 5.30pm)
  • Turnstiles open at 6pm

Method of travel

Click an icon below for full details on your method of travel:


TRAIN

  • Parson Street station is a 20-minute walk and serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol
  • Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest mainline station, a 40-minute walk and connected to Ashton Gate by the ABus service (details below)
  • gwr.com has detailed information and includes a journey planner to help you plan your route
  • An additional service from Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Yatton, Nailsea & Backwell will operate pre-match arriving Parson Street at 1841
  • An additional service will leave Parson Street at 2307 heading to Temple Meads
  • An additional service will leave Parson Street at 2345 heading to Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge & Burnham, Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton and Exeter St Davids

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DEDICATED BUS SERVICES

AG1 from/to Portway Park & Ride

AG2 from/to Brislington Park & Ride

AG4 from/to South Bristol

Abus from/to Brislington and Bristol Temple Meads

  • Serves Totterdown, Temple Meads, Haymarket, the Centre and Hotwells
  • Details and stops are listed https://www.bcfc.co.uk/fanzone/travel-parking/
  • Buses will depart Brislington, Eagle Road at 1830 and 1845
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (season card holders return = £2). English concessionary card holders travel free. Return buses operate from outside the Trust Ford dealership on Winterstoke Rd
  • The service is operated by Abus and the total journey time is usually around 30 minutes

NB - In the event of extra time or penalties, the return journey times of all dedicated bus services will be adjusted accordingly.

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PUBLIC BUS SERVICES

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Service 24

  • Stops on Ashton Road
  • Operates up to every 12 minutes (every 30 minutes during the evening)
  • Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead Hospital
  • 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

  • Stops at Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
  • Operates at frequent intervals
  • Serves Hotwells and City Centre
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £6 and return / day ticket from £4 to £7.50

Service 71

  • Stops at Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
  • Operates up to every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes during the evening)
  • Serves Hotwells, City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue and UWE Frenchay
  • 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

  • Stops at Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)
  • Operates at various frequencies
  • Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and Nailsea
  • 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 – www.firstgroup.com/bristol

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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

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CYCLE

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OFFICIAL CAR PARKS

  • Onsite - car parks are sold out
  • Offsite - a limited number of spaces remain available close to the stadium. Please call Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option 1), Monday – Friday 9am-5pm to book your place
  • Disabled - a limited number of spaces remain available in the off-site car parks (see above). A wheelchair drop-off area is available in the South Stand car park.

UNOFFICIAL CAR PARKS

The below car parks are not club operated but well located to serve the stadium:

Bedminster Cricket Club

  • The Clanage, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX (signposted ‘Bedminster Cricket Club’ - the entrance is just a few yards from the entrance to City Mazes car park entrance)
  • 4pm – 2am
  • £5
  • 10 minute walk

All Star Action Days

  • The Clanage, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX (entrance next to the former Police riding stables - the entrance is just a few yards from the entrance to Bedminster Cricket Club car park)
  • 1pm – 4am
  • £10-20
  • 10 minute walk

Church Lodge, Ashton Court

  • Ashton Road (B3128), Long Ashton, BS41 9JH (entrance before The Ashton public house)
  • 24 hours [special arrangement for this fixture. Other Bristol City Council operated car parks will close at usual time]
  • £1.20 per day
  • 20 minute walk

Wapping Wharf

  • Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RH
  • 24 hours
  • 2-4 hours £4.50, 4-24 hours £9 (option to pay by phone)
  • 25 minute walk

Bedminster NCP

  • Dalby Avenue, Bedminster, BS3 4HH
  • 24 hours
  • £4 from 5pm – 2am (£4 evening rate starts at 5pm for this event only)
  • 25 minute walk

Prince Street NCP

  • Prince Street, Bristol Hotel, Bristol, BS1 4QF
  • 24 hours
  • £4 from 5pm – 2am (£4 evening rate starts at 5pm for this event only)
  • 30 minute walk or #24 bus from city centre

Rupert Street NCP

  • Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY
  • 24 hours
  • £4 from 5pm – 2am (£4 evening rate starts at 5pm for this event only)
  • 45 minute walk or #24 bus from city centre

Private parking is available in the area, please visit justpark.com for more information.

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