Where to park in Bristol

Car, coach and motorcycling parking

For information about where to park cars, coaches and motorcycles in Bristol visit Drive on the TravelWest Website

Trenchard Street car park

We are currently refurbishing Trenchard Street car park.

The level 5, 6, 7 and 8 works have ended and will reopen on 17th March 2014. The next stage is repairing level 5 entrance ramp commencing Monday 17 March 2014, for more information click on Level 5 entrance ramp. Works to level 8 exit will commence on Monday 24th March 2014 for a period of 2 weeks, for more details click on Level 8 works.

RingGo phone parking payments

RingGo is a mobile phone service which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine.

Once you are registered with RingGo, you will be able to pay to park any of the following ways:

  • By iPhone or Android app
  • By calling the phone service
  • By text message
  • Through the internet (via mobile or pc).

Park and ride car parks

For details of locations, opening hours, and bus services from Park and Ride car parks, visit Park and Ride on the TravelWest website.




Cycle parking in Bristol

Visit the Better by Bike website for information about cycle parking in Bristol.

Motorhome parking

There are restrictions within apy and display car parks, however, motorhomes are welcome at the park and ride sites visit Park and Ride on the TravelWest website.

Electric vehicle chargin points

Electric vehicle chargin points are available at the Cabot Circus Car Park, Bond Street, Bristol, BS@ 9AB.

There are three spaces on both the first and second floors where electric cars can be charged for free (parking charges still apply).

We have Source Bristol charging points available in the following City Centre car parks:

Car park Location of car park Location of bays
College Street St Georges Road, BS1 5UU 4 bays in the under cover section
Trenchard Street Trenchard Street, BS1 5AN 8 bay on Level 1
West End Berkeley Place, BS8 1EH 6 bays on Level 2B
Temple Gate Temple Gate BS1 6PL 4 bays on the ground floor
The Grove The Grove, BS1 4RB 2 bays next to 44 The Grove

There is no charge for the electricity but parking charges still apply.

Pay council bills online

How to pay online

1Start by selecting the 'Pay online' button

You will be taken to our online payments site, run for us by Capita.

2Choose your service

3Enter your reference number

See: What is my reference number.
Enter your reference number, any other information requested, and the amount you want to pay.
If your reference is not recognised you will not be allowed to carry on with your payment.
If you think you may have entered the reference incorrectly, please re-enter it.

4Your credit or debit card details

If you choose to pay by credit card, an additional charge of 1.8% will be added to your payment except for Penalty Charge Notices.
No extra charge is made for using a debit card.
It will take a few seconds whilst the system get authorisation for your payment.
If authorisation is refused, transaction will not happen. See why was my payment refused?
Depending upon your bank, please allow up to five working days for your payment to clear.

5Confirmation of your payment will be displayed

You can take a screen print as proof of the transaction.
If you have entered your email address a confirmation will be sent to you.

What if I experience problems?

If you have problems please first check that your web browser is set to accept cookies and supports 128-bit encryption.

If you have waited for confirmation that your payment has been accepted and you have not received anything and/or you have received an error message, your authoirsation may have experienced technical problems.

Please wait five minutes and then try again.

If the problem persists, please contact us at the address on your document, giving your customer reference number and the date and time of your problem.

Do not send your card details by standard email.

If you do not have access to email then please contact the helpline, shown in your documents, during normal working hours.





We take Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard and Maestro.
There is no fee for using a debit card. Credit card payments add an additional charge of 1.8% (except for Penalty Charge Notices).


credit cards

Walking Bristol

Walking is a great way to enjoy Bristol. It is also the most accessible and cost-effective way to travel.

Walking routes

The Travel West website provides information on Bristol walking routes.

Also see

Rights of Way

Our Public Rights of Way page provides information about Bristol PROWs and their maintenance.

Walking for Health

Walking for health provides information on led walks around the city, measured out walking routes and volunteering to become a walk leader.

Report a fault

Road Maintenance provides links where you can report a fault or problem with a road or pavement.

Walking Strategy

Walking Strategy for Bristol has been developed in partnership with schools, voluntary organisations, employers in the city and others. This is a 10-year plan which aims to make walking in Bristol easier, safer and more pleasant for everyone.

Bus passes

All England Travelcards

There are three categories of All England Travel Cards:

  • Over 60s.
  • Blind and partially sighted.
  • Disabled people.
If you need someone to travel with you, you may be able to apply for companion entitlement.

Over 60s

Who can apply?

  • Persons living permanently within the Bristol City Council boundary.
  • People who are over the age of 60.

The Government has said that the qualifying age for concessionary bus travel will rise from 60 to 65 over a ten-year period, to tie in with the state pension age.

What travel is allowed?

Journeys starting within Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

You can use your Travelcard from 9am until 4am (following day) Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Journeys starting anywhere in England

Free off-peak travel on local buses between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please Note: The Bristol and Bath Open Top City Tours are not included in the All England Travelcard scheme.

Disabled persons under 60

You may be able to apply for a card if you fall under one of the below categories

  • Persons whose ability to walk is severely impaired or
  • Persons who have a learning disability or
  • Persons who are profoundly or severely deaf or
  • Persons who cannot speak or whose ability to speak is severely impaired or
  • Persons who cannot use both arms or
  • Persons who have a medical condition that is such that they would be barred from holding a driving licence

Veterans and service personnel

Any veterans or service personnel awarded a lump sum under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) in tariffs 1-8 and who fall into any of the above categories can apply. You will need to complete the disabled persons application form and submit this with your 'Reasons for Decision' letter.

What travel is allowed?

Journeys starting within Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

You can use your Travelcard from 9am until 4am (following day) Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Journeys starting anywhere in England

Free off-peak travel on local buses between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please Note: The Bristol and Bath Open Top City Tours are not included in the All England Travelcard scheme.

Road Safety

A variety of resources are available for Nursery, Primary, Secondary and FE Colleges, and including information on Child Cycle Training. Road safety is an issue that concerns everyone living in the city. We have produced the Bristol road casualty review report.Only personal injury collisons are covered by this report:

Enforcement and Safety Cameras

There is a clear and close relationship between speed and road collisions. Higher speed reduces the margin for driver error, increasing the risk that an accident will occur. It also increases the severity of injuries sustained by people involved in road collisions, particularly pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

Enforcement of speed limits is the responsibility of the Police (Avon and Somerset Constabulary), and is appropriate where other approaches to casualty reduction are not possible, or where they have tried but significant levels of speeding and / or casualties continue to occur. It is a criminal offence to exceed the posted legal speed limit on any road and at any time.

Speed limit enforcement currently takes the form of Community Speed Watch, Neighbourhood Policing and the Road Policing Unit.

In 2011, the Department for Transport requested that casualty, crash and speed information be provided for each permanent fixed speed camera site. However, as the Safety Cameras in the West of England Road Safety Partnership are currently switched off, there is no requirement for the local authorities to provide this data.

Improve road safety with local traffic schemes

Council funding given to Neighbourhood Partnerships could be spend on schemes to improve road safety. The Traffic Choices website is an independent resource which helps Partnerships spend their money on schemes which provide the greatest safety benefit.

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