Information on planning your journey to the Memorial Stadium.
Whether you're coming from east or west exit the M4 at junction 19 and join the M32. Travel along the M32 for 3.1 miles until you reach junction 2. Here, exit the motorway and take the third exit signposted Horfield and Southmead and follow the road through a division and a roundabout both of which have clear signs reading "The Memorial Stadium". Once through this area you join Muller Road and you should continue to drive along it for 1.4 miles until you come to signal-controlled crossroads. Signposted right is Horfield Health Centre and Library. At this junction ignore the sign and turn left into Filton Avenue where the ground is located almost immediately on the left.
Exit the M5 at junction 16 signposted A38 Thornbury and Filton. At the roundabout head right signposted A38 Filton and join the A38. Travel along the A38 (Gloucester Road) for 4.3 miles as you enter the outer suburbs of Bristol. On your trip you'll pass Filton Airport on your right, the Royal Mail sorting office and the Royal George and Wellington pubs. At a set of traffic lights immediately past a small shop called Satellite Warehouse and before a timber outlet take an unsignposted left turn into Filton Avenue where you'll see the ground is on your right after just a couple of dozen yards.
The car park at the Memorial Stadium is completely sold out for the entire season.
You'll be extremely lucky if you can find a space on Filton Avenue unless you arrive a couple of days in advance. All of the areas around the ground are residential and you'll have to battle for spaces with the locals as well as other home and away fans and police cones. With very few exceptions, finding a space within a five to ten-minute walk is relatively easy - parking on Muller Road is a popular choice as is Gloucester Road although this is often more difficult. If Muller Road and Gloucester Road are busy then there are many other roads across the other side of Gloucester Road - travel past the Wellington pub along Kellaway Avenue and you'll find another area of roads often used for matchday parking.
From the city centre a number of buses run up Gloucester Road and along Filton Avenue directly past the Memorial Stadium. Detailed timetables and bus numbers can be found at the First Group website. Trains also run from the city's main station, Bristol Temple Meads, to Montpelier (less than two miles from the stadium) and to Bristol Parkway (a similar distance). Timetables for trains can be found at the First Great Western website. A taxi to the Memorial Stadium from the city centre is likely to cost around £6, although with a standing charge of not much less than £3 wherever you cab from, it's likely to make little difference if you catch a taxi if this is your preferred method of transport.
There are many, many pubs along Gloucester Road and its surrounding areas that declare themselves as "football friendly zones" on Saturday afternoons and weekday evenings. The Wellington is always very busy and often sees crowds of supporters standing outside drinking when the weather isn't too bad. Other pubs include The Anchor, The Foresters and The Ashley Arms. As an area of the city that is popular with students, there is no shortage of pubs in all directions.
As with pubs, food outlets around the ground are plentiful and varied. There is a strong theme on Indian cuisine as is there on other Asian foods and continental snacks. You'll also find a fair number of traditional fish and chip bars and cafes for those who like the more old fashioned British feel to food. Recommended food stops include the Bristol Fryer near the Quarington Road junction and the Big Bite Cafe on Ashley Down Road. There's also a fantastic freshly made sandwich and baguette outlet just opposite the petrol station near the stadium on Gloucester Road.
There are many petrol stations along Gloucester Road, but if you're looking for a stop right next to the ground there's only really one - a garage that lies a few hundred yards down Gloucester Road. There are other ESSO, BP and TEXACO stations further down the road in either direction. If you're looking for a good value fill for a long journey home then you're best bet is one of the major supermarkets. If you're heading back down Muller Road, the Tesco store near the M32 junction offers petrol at a low price (24 hour) and for those heading back along Gloucester Road, the Walmart ASDA store in Patchway (24 hour) - clearly visible from the M5 - is probably the best value fuel stop you'll find.
Pick up points:
Kingswood: The Kingsway (Opposite Two Mile Hill School)
Memorial Stadium: Memorial Stadium car park, Filton Avenue.
Please note: Check coach departure times on ticket for alterations to these advertised times, which are occasionally subject to change. Away Club entrance price guide are based on information provided at the start of the season and correct going to press. However these prices could be subjected to change at any time during the season.
To purchase coach tickets, telephone 0117 9611772. Tickets are available from the Supporters Club shop in Kingswood, Pirate Leisure at the Memorial Stadium and in the Clubhouse bar on matchdays before the game.
Please book up early, all bookings are subject to availability. We will occasionally close the bookings after filling a coach if the demand is judged to be too low to start another. We accept telephone credit card bookings – no reservations are made without payment.
If the match is postponed, original fixture coach tickets are valid for the re-arranged date. If you are unable to attend, please obtain a refund before the re-arranged date.
Depending on traffic circumstances, with any destination that is over 2 hours 30 mins away, the coach will have a break stop approximately half way into the journey. Passengers are issued a seat number on their ticket. They are responsible for the seat and the back of the seat in front of them regarding any damage.
It is against the law to have alcohol on football coaches and the police have powers to stop, search, fine and turn back at any time. So don’t spoil it for the rest of us!
If you use the Supporters Club coach during this season for 18 or more occasions before the last away League fixture (not play-off fixtures), you will be able to claim free coach travel for this fixture only. Please keep your coach ticket stubs to present when booking your free trip, to check against your bookings made on the computer.