There are two ways to plan your journey. Provide an address, or right click on the map to select a start or end point.
When using the text boxes please enter as much address detail as possible, then select the correct address from the list. Alternatively you can right click on the map. You can also move the 'pin' and your journey will be automatically updated.
To plan a return journey press the grey arrow keys next to the address text boxes to reverse the start and end points.
You can plan a journey from anywhere on the map by using right click or using the text boxes.
Walking routes will, where possible, take you along pedestrianised streets and avoid busy roads.
For cycling our journey planner suggests fastest / quietest / balanced cycle journeys in the UK. It knows the Sustrans National Cycle Routes (NCR) and avoids hills. All results are provided by Cycle Streets. NCR on directions means National Cycle Route
You can access the following routing suggestions by clicking on "Advanced options"
If you decide to follow any suggested journey please take extra care on unfamiliar sections; proceed at your own risk (route quality cannot be guaranteed).
For providing feedback on routing, please contact CycleStreets directly.
All public transport data is sourced directly from Traveline. If you experience any issues with the journey details provided, please feedback to Traveline directly via their contact form.
Public transport journeys are available for up to three months in advance, select the dates and times at the top of the screen. Journeys planned more than 14 days in advance should be checked again.
Click on any of the options shown to display times and where the bus stops are. You can click on the bus stop for more information. For the real time bus information click, Departure Information from this stop. BCC is not responsible for the content of external web sites.
Driving route information will provide you with the quickest driving route possible, and will prioritise main roads and trunk roads where possible.
The interactive map and journey planner results are powered by Open Street Map data. Open Street Map is the ‘wikipedia’ of maps and can be edited and updated by anyone. If you see something on the map or in a journey plan that looks incorrect or is missing - you can edit yourself by signing up and getting involved. The results for journey planning routes will be updated automatically over the next week. Mapping information will be updated every couple of months. All you need is a web-browser! For more information on editing and getting involved, please visit this useful webpage.
The Journey Planner has had a bit of a makeover. But it's not all cosmetic. We've also added additional functionality which we hope you'll find useful.
To help you on your way, we thought it might be helpful to tell you about some of the changes we're most excited about!
The TravelWest Team
Quick journey planning. Simply right click on the interactive map to select your start and end points and we'll do the rest.
Multi-modal journey comparisons. Compare and contrast travel times, carbon footprint and calorie burn for walking, cycling, public transport and driving journeys.
Real time journey alerts. Use our alert system to find out if your journey could be delayed.
Cycle journey planning from Cycle Streets. Five ways to travel around the region - choose your favourite.
Crowd sourced mapping and routing. Our mapping and routing is 100% crowd sourced - if you think your journey could be improved, use Open Street Map to edit or add local routes.