Car sharing

The University encourages staff wherever possible to car share for the journey to and from work.

The University of Bristol car sharing scheme is a free web-based ride-matching platform developed specifically to help staff find one or more car share companions. 

Car sharing teams are matched on several criteria including postcode, route to work, working hours and personal sharing preferences.

There are many benefits to car sharing, including:

For information on how to apply for a car share parking permit, visit our Precinct car parking pages.

A guaranteed ride home is also available in an emergency to all registered formal car-share teams giving peace of mind in case you miss your normal ride home.

If you need to travel home and do not have your car available, Security Services (0117 92) 87848 will arrange for a taxi to take you home and will settle the account for you. Rules governing the Transport Plan apply. This is only applicable to formal University car sharing team members.

If you have any comments, queries or issues with regard to car sharing (including the Liftshare / 2Carshare.com) please contact the Transport team (transport-plan@bristol.ac.uk). Staff may also like to join the Car Sharing Yammer group to share your car sharing experiences, encourage colleagues to car share and highlight car sharing matches you are looking for.