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Frenchay Campus lies about four miles north of Bristol city centre and is linked to the city by a regular bus service as well as the nearby Bristol Parkway train station. The Frenchay Campus is also close to the M4/M5 motorway interchange, giving easy access to motorways going north, east, south and west.


There are direct flights to Bristol International Airport from all over Europe and also from America. Cardiff and Birmingham International Airports offer further choices, whilst London Heathrow can be reached in about two hours by road or train.


Bristol has two major train stations: Bristol Temple Meads, and Bristol Parkway which is 20 minutes walk away from the Frenchay campus.

Buses from Bristol Parkway: take bus number X84, 312, 318, 319, 518 or 581 to the Frenchay Campus (a five minute journey).

Buses from Bristol Temple Meads: from the Station Approach take bus number 8 or 9 to Haymarket (Debenhams). Cross via underpass to bus stops by Travel Inn and take X84 or 70 to the Frenchay Campus (15 or 30 minute journey).


From M4: exit the M4 at junction 19 onto the M32. Almost immediately, exit the M32 at junction 1. Turn right at roundabout onto the A4174 ring road (dual carriageway) following signs for Filton and Bristol Parkway railway station. Past the Holiday Inn hotel on the left, turn left at the first set of traffic lights into Coldharbour Lane. Turn right at the roundabout into the Frenchay Campus.

From M5: exit the M5 at junction 15 onto the M4 eastbound towards London. Exit the M4 at junction 19 onto the M32 and follow the directions from the M4 given above.

From the South: from Bristol City Centre follow signs for the M32. Exit M32 at junction 1. Turn left onto the A4174, following signs for Filton and Bristol Parkway railway station and follow the directions from the M4 given above.


Download a detailed Frenchay campus map.[pdf]

Bristol map showing location of Frenchay Campus

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The nearest hotel to the Frenchay Campus is the Holiday Inn, Filton.

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