FAQ’s

Visitors can refer to the info below for answers to a series of frequently asked questions:
Getting to the venue

Ashton Gate is ideally located in Bristol less than two miles from the city centre. The venue's full address is:

Ashton Gate Stadium,
Bristol
BS3 2EJ

A map of the venue is in the Google map below. (public entrance via Wedlock Way - the Ashton Road entrance is for traders and artists only)

Walking To Ashton Gate

The easiest (and cheapest!) way to get to Ashton Gate is on foot. The venue is just a short walk away from central Bristol including (click each for Google walking directions):

Cycling To Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate is easily accessed by bicycle with a number of dedicated cycle paths in Bristol. There are also plenty of bike racks at the stadium (96 in total) as well as a handy bike pump in the Winterstoke Road car park outside of the South Stand.

The venue is a short bike ride from many parts of Bristol including:

Bicycles can now also be picked up roadside and ridden to Ashton Gate thanks to the new YoBike service - click here to find out more and download the app.

Bus Services To Ashton Gate

There are several bus services that stop at Ashton Gate. An outline of these services can be found below.

Service 24
Stops at Ashton Drive (The Robbins PH)
Operates up to every 12 minutes (every 30 minutes during the evening)
Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead Hospital
Adult singles range from £1.70 to £2.70 and return / all day travel is £4

Services X1, X3, X4, X6, X8 and X9
Stops at Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
Operates at frequent intervals
Serves Hotwells and City Centre
Adult single is £1.70, £3.40 return and £4 all day travel

Service 71
Stops at Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
Operates up to every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes during the evening)
Serves Hotwells, City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue and UWE Frenchay
Adult singles range from £1.70 to £2.70 and return / all day travel is £4

Services X1, X3, X4, X6, X8 and X9
Stops at Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)
Operates at various frequencies
Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and Nailsea
Adult singles range from £1.70 to £6 and return / day ticket from £3.40 to £7.50

Please visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information – www.firstgroup.com/bristol

Train Services To Ashton Gate

The closest station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium. Parson Street is accessible from mainline stations including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Weston Super Mare. For more information visit the Great Western Rail website, or call 0345 7000 125.

Driving To Ashton Gate / Parking

Street parking surrounding the stadium is severely limited and we encourage visitors to utilise public transport as an alternative. Please observe all local parking restrictions and respect local resident’s driveways and homes.

SAT NAV: BS3 2EJ

FROM M5: Leave the M5 motorway at junction 18, travel along the Portway (A4) following the signs for Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). Over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branching left into Winterstoke Road, and left again at the traffic lights for Ashton Gate.

FROM M4: At junction 19, exit onto M32 towards Bristol. Continue on A4032. Turn left at A4044/Bond Street. Continue to follow A4044. At Temple Circus Gyratory, take the 2nd exit onto A4/Templegate. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A370/York Road. Continue to follow A370. Go through one roundabout. Slight left to merge onto Brunel Way. Take the next left at traffic lights for Ashton Gate.*This route directs through Bristol City Centre and journey time can be significantly increased due to traffic. Travelling along the Portway via the M5 is often considerably quicker. For the Portway, leave the M4 at junction 20 and join the M5 South-bound, then follow the above directions for M5*.

Bristol International Airport

Ashton Gate stadium is only a fifteen minutes drive away from Bristol International Airport. Call 0871 334 4344 for flight times.

Car Parking

Please refer to the link here for parking options near the venue (feel free to adjust arrival and departure time in the search bar on the page).

Virtual tour of the venue

A virtual tour of the venue is in the embedding below:

Visitors with Disabilities

Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to come to the front of the queue whilst waiting before the event opens. Sheltered seating areas are available if required.

In each talks room with rows of seating, seats will be made available for visitors with disabilities in the front row of the talks rooms, and spaces for wheelchairs/mobility scooters made available. Anyone who is hard of hearing, or has a disability, and requires front-row seating, should make themselves known to stewards manning the talks room in question, and priority seating will be arranged.

BSL interpreters will be available for some talks - a full programme will be published in advance.

Accessible toilets are clearly marked at the venue.

Elevators are readily available at the venue for visitors with disabilities to go from one floor to another.

For full info on accessibility at the venue, please refer to the link here.

Hotel

A number of hotel options are available - click on link here for options on the event weekend.

NOTE: Hotel costs are not subsidised by the organisers.

Cash Machines nearby

Please refer to the link here for cash machines available near the venue.

Vegan Policy

Everyone is welcome to attend VegfestUK events as a visitor, regardless of their current dietary, lifestyle, political of philosophical status. VegfestUK events welcome people who are vegan, transitioning, curious or completely new to the whole concept. People who currently choose to use animal products will be very welcome to attend and will be pleasantly surprised by the array of vegan options available. Many people go vegan after visiting our events, which is awesome. We do ask that visitors to VegfestUK events do not wear or use or consume any animal products when visiting the show.