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 runs between a 6 - 30 minute frequency between 8am 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.  See Bristol Unibus for details

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

The 2018/2019 academic year U1 service will terminate at 04:29 on Friday 14 June 2019, instead of 0429 on Saturday 15 June 2019. U1 bus pass holders are permitted to use the UoB Open Day shuttle service between the transport hub and the main campus (0930 until 1600) on Friday 14th June and the First Bus Services 3, 4, 9 and 72 (the four additional services connected with the U1 bus pass) until 0429 on Saturday 15th June.

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

A timetable and route change commences on the 22 July 2019. From this date the U2 service will operate between 7.13am and 7pm, on weekdays all year round, except Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year, and most journeys will start and finish from Bristol City Centre. The service will continue to operate 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.  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.