If you’re planning a visit to Bristol, you’ll probably want to know how to get around Bristol to take in as many of the different neighbourhoods and things to do as possible. We’ve put together a handy guide of how to get around, to make the most of your time in the city:
The easiest way to get between the different neighbourhoods, from the heights of Clifton to the foodie heaven of the harbourside, is by bus. FirstGroup operates the main bus service, and you can check routes, plan your journey and buy tickets using their handy FirstBus app, or by visiting their website.
You can also use the bus for day trips to nearby attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury.
If you’re more of the active type, Bristol is a cycle-friendly city so you can take advantage of the many cycle paths. The city also has a cycle share scheme run by Yobike. You can find one of the bright yellow bikes dotted around the city. To use, just download the app, scan the QR code and off you go, £1 gets you 60 mins worth of cycle time. Alternatively, if you’re looking to go further afield there are lots of places to hire bikes for the whole day.
As in most cities, there are many taxi companies available and in recent years Bristol has also welcomed on-demand services like Uber, Ola and Addison Lee. For taxi’s, you can either hail one of the Bristol blue hackney carriages or book a private hire.