Getting here

“You can reach me by railway, you can reach me by trail way, you can reach me on an airplane, you can reach me with your mind…” With the greatest respect to Oleta Adams, we do care how you get here and we would prefer it to be green.


The following arrangements will apply from 18.00 ON Friday 15 July until 23.59 on Sunday 17 July:

Services 24, 75/76 & 90 which normally pass through Broad Quay will call instead at Baldwin Street (stop Bb for Services in the Bedminster direction and stop Ba in the Haymarket/Broadmead direction). 

Services 6, 7, 42, 43, 44 & 45 which normally terminate at/commence from Broad Quay will instead use the new bus stop in Colston Avenue West, by St Mary on the Quay.

Services 50/51 will also not serve Broad Quay or Nelson Street, but will run direct via Wine Street to Union Street and The Horsefair.

Park & Ride Services 902, 903 & 904 will operate a normal services on Friday and an enhanced service on Saturday as shown below:
902 to Portway – last bus from Centre stop Cu at 22.33
903 to Long Ashton – last bus from Centre stop Cu at 22.35
904 to A4 Brislington – last bus from Baldwin Street at 22.45

Note: These services will also set down in Baldwin Street after 18.00 on Friday and all day on Saturday.

Services 902 & 904 will be unable to serve Redliffe Way stop Tt during this period. 

Park and ride

Park and Ride services will be operating as normal on  Friday 17 , there is an enhanced service on Saturday 18 but there is  no service on Sunday 19 . For further information , follow this link

Get home with Slide Bristol

How about a FREE ride home? is a new shared ride-to-work service and to celebrate their launch they are offering free lifts home from the festival from 2pm until 10pm. So if you fancy enjoying the festival without the hassle of driving home, just download the app and show the Slide team on the day to lock down a lift. Find Slide Bristol at the junction of Welsh Back and the Grove. Rides subject to availability and must be within five miles of central Bristol.

Travel green

Help us make the Harbour Festival even greener and travel by bike, foot or public transport. Visit to plan your travel options.

Lift sharing

Share a lift with others to make best use of car journeys: a great way to reduce traffic to the festival and save money and hassle. Go to for more information.


There are a number of ferry operators providing trips around Bristol’s historic harbour. For further information please contact the operators directly:
Bristol Ferry Boat Company
Bristol Packet
Number Seven Boat Trips


The map below shows a range of the closest car parks to the festival. The website also has more information for parking including car, coach and motorcycle maps.

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