Bus travel

Bristol is a great city to get around by bus. Our main campus and student residences are linked to the city centre and other places by frequent bus services, many running around the clock.

First Bus is the city's main bus operator, with many services stopping close to our main campus.  Abus also run services around Bristol and beyond.

Students and staff can benefit from discounted fares on bus services across Bristol and further afield. Visit our bus fares page.

For assistance planning public transport journeys, please visit Traveline or Travelwest.

Operated by First Bus, the Bristol Unibus services connect students and staff between the residences at Stoke Bishop, our main campus, the city centre and our Langford Campus

Bristol Unibus U1 - Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence to the City Centre, via main Campus

The Unibus U1 operates to a 6 - 20 minute frequency between 7.45am and 4.30am Monday to Saturday, and a 20 – 30 minute frequency 9am to 9.30pm on Sunday - term time only.

At off-peak times and weekends (daytime only), the U1 route extends from our main campus to the city centre.

Students living in a University-allocated accommodation (except postgraduates in postgraduate-only residences) receive a free bus pass (mTicket) for unlimited travel on the Unibus U1 service and four other First services (restrictions apply). Other students can buy tickets or passes for the U1. Recipients of the free U1 bus pass can upgrade their pass to include the entire First Bristol Zone for just £50 and use any First or metrobus route across Bristol. See Bristol Unibus for details

The U1 can be used by students, staff and the general public.

The U1 service commences for the 2019/20 academic year on 23 September 2019.

Bristol Unibus U2 - Bristol City Centre, via main University Campus, to Langford Campus

The most recent timetable and route change occurred on 22 July 2019. The U2 service now operates between 7.13am and 7pm on weekdays all year round, except Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Most journeys now start and finish from Bristol City Centre. The service operates to an hourly frequency.

All University of Bristol Vet School students receive a free bus pass (mTicket) for unlimited travel on the Unibus U2 service. Other students can buy tickets or passes for the U2. Recipents of the free U2 bus pass can upgrade their pass to include the entire First West of England Zone for just £100 and use any First or metrobus route in the West of England including Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Wells and more. See Bristol Unibus for details 

The U2 can be used by students, staff and the general public.

Further information

Any further queries, please contact the Transport Team.