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Travel information

Bristol is one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK, with excellent road, rail and air links.

  • Bristol has a large international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 112 different countries
  • Bristol is ideally situated for road access from London as well as from the north and east of England, it being situated at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Great Western Railways offer a special price for delegates attending conferences in Bristol. You can find out more here.

Visiting from overseas

Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport is situated just eight miles south of central Bristol, and is easily accessed by car, coach or bus. Direct flights operate to Bristol from 112 different countries across the world.

Foreign visitors and visas
If you're a citizen of the European Economic Area (including countries of the EU, plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or a Swiss national, then you do not require a visa to live, work or study in the UK.

If you're a citizen of Canada, the USA, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand, then you do not require a visa to holiday in the UK. However, you will need to fill in forms to apply for entry clearance on arrival, and your stay duration is limited to a maximum of 6 months.

We recommend that you apply for your visa as soon as possible as applications can take several months depending on where you apply from. You can check visa application times here.

If you require a letter of invitation to assist with your visa application, this can be supplied by email once you have registered, and paid your delegate fee. If you are unable to obtain a visa, then your fees will be refunded. Please let us know if you require a letter with an original signature.

Useful information

  • All countries within the UK use British Pound Sterling currency (GBP)
  • The standard electrical plug used in the UK is the British 3-pin plug (13A / 230–240V)

Visitors from a European Economic Area country or from Switzerland can apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their home country's healthcare system. Having an EHIC card means any emergency healthcare received whilst in the UK will be free. For information on getting an EHIC, or for info on UK emergency healthcare for non-EU visitors, check your country's own foreign office website.

Find out more about all this and what Bristol has to offer here