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Getting to the Gate: England U21 v Poland U21s

Ashton Gate Stadium hosts England U21s v Poland U21s on Thursday, March 21st (7.45pm KO).

Important travel information is shown below.

THE HEADLINES

  • Free parking is available at Portway Park & Ride and Brislington Park & Ride
  • Shuttle bus services will operate from Portway Park & Ride, Brislington Park & Ride and Bristol Temple Meads
  • Fans can find their best route using public transport by using the TravelWest journey planner, here.
  • Off-street car parks are open locally 

DEDICATED SUPPORTER BUS SERVICES

AG1 - Portway Park & Ride

  • First departure: 5.45pm
  • Last departure: 7.15pm
  • Frequency: every 15 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 11.25pm
  • Parking: free

AG2 - Brislington Park & Ride

  • First departure: 5.30pm
  • Last departure: 7.10pm
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Direct service
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate. Last return 11.25pm
  • Parking: free

AG5 – Bristol Temple Meads

  • Departs from Stop T6, Station Approach
  • First departure: 5.30pm
  • Last departure: 7.10pm
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Direct service
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: Trust Ford, Winterstoke Road, Ashton Gate, 11.25pm

TICKETS AND FARES INFORMATION

  • AG1, AG2 and AG5 are operated by First Bus
  • Single tickets - cost £2 via the First Bus app or £2.50 if purchased on board
  • Return journeys – purchase a First Day Ticket for £4 via the First Bus app (download here) or £5 if purchased on board. Day tickets allow unlimited travel within the Bristol area and are valid on all First Bus services including the match day buses, MetroBus but excluding Airport Flyer
  • Concessionary pass holders can use their passes to travel free of charge
  • Up to two children (under 16) can travel free of charge with a fare paying adult

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, services include:

Service 24

  • Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead Hospital
  • Nearest stop: Ashton Road

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

  • Serves Hotwells and City Centre
  • Nearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)

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)

Visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information – www.firstgroup.com/bristol

PARKING

Off-street match day parking is available at:

  • Bedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walk
  • 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
  • Public car parks can be found by clicking here

TRAIN

  • Parson Street station is approximately 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 and connected to Ashton Gate by the AG5 service (see above)
  • 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

  • YoBike parking spaces available at the Ashton Road end of the Stadium
  • There are 96 cycle parking spaces outside the South Stand along with a free bike pump
  • 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

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