Venue and travel
The venue for this conference is Ashton Gate Stadium. Located on the South West side of the City of Bristol, just eight miles from Bristol Airport and a mile from the city centre, Ashton Gate is an outstanding state-of-the-art venue.
The full address is
Ashton Gate Stadium,
Click here to see the location in Google Maps
GWR offers discounted delegate rail fares for people travelling to the city for conferences. You can find more information on the GWR website.
The closest station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Parson Street is accessible from mainline stations including Bristol Temple Meads (40 minute walk to the Stadium), Bristol Parkway and Weston Super Mare. For more information visit the GWR website, or call 0345 7000 125.
Ashton Gate is well connected to Bristol and surrounding areas by an extensive public bus network. The easiest way to plan your route is the TravelWest Journey Planner. Many services across Bristol are operated by First Bus – you can find more information on their routes, timetables and fares here.
The free First Bus app provides journey planning advice, bus tracking, seat availability and the ability to purchase tickets.
The stadium is also served by the M2 MetroBus route which is just 9 minutes walk from the stadium. For routes, timetables and fares please click here.
Ashton Gate is easily accessed by bike via 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 stadium is a short bike ride from many parts of Bristol. A helpful Journey Planner provides helpful information such as elevation, route types and pump locations
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*.
The car park is accessible from Wedlock Way (Winterstoke Road) and is free during the conference. In order to access free parking, you will need to input your registration number into the iPad situated on the desk at the VIP 2 reception. This will need to be done before leaving the venue each day to ensure no parking charges are incurred. Please note that Ashton Gate Stadium are not held responsible for any individuals who fail to comply with this each day and parking fines will not be overturned through the stadium.
Ashton Gate stadium is only a fifteen minutes drive away from Bristol International Airport and connected by the Airport Flyer service A1. The nearest stop is Parson Street, just 15 minutes walk. Call 0871 334 4344 for flight times.
Ashton Gate Stadium uses what3words to help find precise locations at the venue. Every 3m square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. You can find the exact location by entering the 3 word address below into the free what3words app or website:
what3words address to take you to the main entrance: half.pace.liner
For more information on how to get to the venue, please visit the Ashton Gate Stadium website: ashtongatestadium.co.uk/getting-here