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Major Updates

Christmas Bus Operations

Bristol Suspension bridge photo reflected on Christmas baubleThe Portway park and ride will operate the following timetable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Monday 24th December 2018 (Christmas Eve) – Saturday Service

Tuesday 25th December 2018 (Christmas Day) – No Service

Wednesday 26th December 2018 (Boxing Day) – No Service

Thursday 27th December 2018 – Saturday Service

Friday 28th December 2018 – Saturday Service

Saturday 29th December 2018 – Normal Service

Sunday 30th December 2018 – Normal Service

Monday 31st December 2018  (New Years Eve) – Saturday Service

Tuesday 1st January 2018  (New Years Day) – No Service

Wednesday 2nd January 2018 – Normal Service resumes.


Service Information

The service operates seven days a week with low-floor double-decker buses with two doors, enabling swift boarding and alighting. The buses also have free WiFi and USB charging.

  • See how you can get the best deal using the First P&R fares page
  • The Portway Park & Ride offers fully wheelchair accessible services to Bristol city centre, Cabot Circus and Temple Meads. The service also stops along the route at Shirehampton, Sea Mills, Stoke Bishop & Hotwells
  • This service can only be used by passengers who start or end their journey at the Park & Ride site. On trips towards the city centre you can only get on the bus at the Park & Ride site, on trips towards the Park & Ride site you cannot get off the bus at intermediate stops (with the exception of the Portway Park & Ride service which is allowed to pick up and drop off along the Portway due to the lack of alternative bus services)

First bus from Portway Park & Ride:

  • 6:15 Monday to Saturday
  • 9:30 Sundays and public holidays

Last bus from The Centre (Stop T1) outside Electricity House:

  • 21:00 Monday – Saturday
  • 18:00 Sundays and public holidays

Click here for the full timetable.

Park & Ride service updates

(when available)

Parking

  • 500 parking spaces
  • Free parking and no need to display a ticket
  • 2.1m / 6ft 10in height restriction
  • Open from 6am Monday to Saturday and 9am Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Closed and locked overnight at 9.40pm Monday to Saturday and 6.40pm Sundays
  • Overnight parking is not permitted
  • If your vehicle is locked in, please call 0117 903 1550. The Council retains the right to charge for the call out service – vehicle release fee £25.00

Click here for directions to Portway Park & Ride – alternatively, the postcode for your satnav is BS11 9QE.

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AG1 service for Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby games

Service AG1 which is operated by First Bus, in conjunction with Bristol Sport Ltd, will run from the Portway Park & Ride during the Bristol Rugby and Football games held at Ashton Gate Stadium. Please see the below timetable for the operational times.

The AG1 operates for Bristol City Football Club games and for Bristol Rugby Club games with exceptions, these are identified below.
12:00 Kick-OffBristol City Football Club games only
P&R09:4510:0010:1510:3010:4511:0011:1511:30
Stadium10:0510:2010:3510:5011:0511:2011:3511:50
Stadium14:00and at frequent intervals until14:1514:4015:0015:2015:40
P&R14:2014:3515:0015:2015:4016:00
13:30 Kick-OffBristol City Football Club games only
P&R11:1511:3011:4512:0012:1512:3012:4513:00
Stadium11:3511:5012:0512:2012:3512:5013:0513:20
Stadium15:30and at frequent intervals until15:4516:1016:3016:5017:10
P&R15:5016:0516:3016:5017:1017:30
15:00 Kick-OffBristol City Football Club (f) games and Bristol Rugby Club (r) games
P&R12:45f&r13:00f
13:05r
13:15f
13:25r
13:30f13:45f&r14:00f
14:05r
14:15f14:25r
14:30f
Stadium13:05f&r13:20f
13:25r
13:35f
13:45r
13:50f14:05f&r14:20f
14:25r
14:35f14:45r
14:50f
Stadium17:00f&rand at frequent intervals until (Football only)17:10r
17:15f
17:20r
17:40f&r18:00f&r18:20f&r18:40f&r
P&R17:20f&r17:30r
17:35f
17:40r
18:00f&r18:20f&r18:40f&r19:00f&r
19:45 Kick-OffBristol City Football Club (f) games and Bristol Rugby Club (r) games
P&R17:30r
17:45f
17:50r
18:00f
18:10r
18:15f
18:30f&r18:45f
18:50r
19:00f
19:10r
19:15f
Stadium17:50r
18:05f
18:10r
18:20f
18:30r
18:35f
18:50f&r19:05f
19:10r
19:20f
19:30r
19:35f
Stadium21:45f&rand at frequent intervals until (Football only)21:55r
22:00f
22:05r
22:25f&r22:45f&r23:05f&r23:25f&r
P&R22:05f&r22:05r
22:20f
22:25r
22:45f&r23:05f&r23:25f&r23:45f&r

Customer services

For lost property, please ring 0117 903 7252. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm.

For any other feedback or questions, contact First on:

  • 0345 602 0121
  • firstsouthuk@firstgroup.com
  • Enterprise House, Easton Road, Bristol BS5 0DZ


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