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Bristol Travel Guide

Geetting around Bristol

Getting around Bristol City Center, is very easy, there are fully comprehensive bus service linking all areas and a wide range of taxis. The central parts of the town can be easily covered on foot.

Bristol is well served by an excellent bus service, First City Line runs buses within Bristol and First Badgerline runs buses connecting Bristol with other local towns and villages.

There are plenty of taxis in Bristol, but due the heavy traffic, getting around Bristol in taxi could be quite expensive. There are about 700 licensed taxis (Hackney Carriages) and these can be distinguished by roof signs and meters charged at a rate set by the council.

The Bristol Ferry Boat Co. and some others operate regular services to and from all the waterfront attractions and it's a wonderful way of getting around.

Car rental
Get mobile and travel where you want the way you want.

You don't have to wait in long queues and can spend more time exploring Bristol's attractions or doing your business. Rent a car and drive yourself instead of travelling by train, bus or couch.

Many car rental services provide insurance coverage that includes Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver and personal accident insurance.

On Foot
Bristolís areas are easily reachable walking there are plenty of attractive walking routes along the quaysides, and the central area is well pedestrianised. Maps of Bristol and the surrounding area can be purchased from all Tourist Information Centres.

Bristol is the hub of Britain's National Cycle Network and home of Sustrans and has plenty of bike paths and routes.

Bristol is at the hub of the national rail network in the West of England. First Great Western and other companies operate local, regional and inter-city services from the main station at Temple Meads.

Bristol has suburban rail stations serving Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Montpelier, Redland, Clifton Down, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Avonmouth, Bedminster and Parson Street and there is a branch line to Severn Beach.

By Car
Driving is probably the best way of seeing the surrounding region. Many of the routes into Bristol during peak hours operate a car pool lane for cars with more than one occupant. Driving in the centre of Bristol with its complex one-way system can be frustrating and confusing for the uninitiated.

There are plenty of NCP car parks, and street parking. One of the cheaper car parks is at Trenchard Street. The cheaper street parking is in short supply in the centre - however Queen Square can usually be counted on to have a few spaces at off-peak times.

Driving schools

Driving schools in Bristol

Driving schools teach driving, and road safety. In the driving schools directory you will find information about road safety, driving knowledge, vechicles and equipment. A driver training course, or hight-school driver education program approved by the provincial government can teach you the skills, and attitudes you need to be a safe, and responsible driver.

Traffic schools

Traffic schools in Bristol

Improve your driving skills and possibly get a ticket dismissed or your insurance premium reduced. Taking a traffic schools course can also earn you a discount on your car insurance premiums. And, of course, if your driving skills just need a tune up, you can sign up to improve your driving techniques.

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