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INFORMATION ON SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INCLUDING RAIL AND BUS TIMETABLES TO HELP YOU GET ABOUT.

Please note timetables may change with short notice due to the Coronavirus. Follow the links below to see updated timetables for bus and rail services.

It is now a legal requirement that “Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport

***Please let us know how these timetable changes are affecting you. Contact us or you could contact Severnside Community Rail Partnership, who can pass this feedback to GWR trains.***

Journey Planning

We can help you plan your journey. We have a map we’ve designed specifically for the Severnside area including Avonmouth, Severn Beach, Western Approach, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and many other communities.

Travelwest have a good journey planning platform which you can use, or you could just use google maps. We also recommend Better by Bike for journey planning for cyclists.

Support for Key Workers – TravelWest have created a page for advice and support for key workers, including public transport updates and £100 Grants for bIkes or free bike services by Sully Cycles. See their page here.


Rail

Avonmouth and Severnside are accessible by rail with services calling at many stops along the coast and towns between Avonmouth and central Bristol

Rail Map

Our Ride and Stride map shows the bus and rail routes serving the Avonmouth and Severnside area. Click here to see the map

Rail Timetables

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus Great Western Railway have reduced services.

An emergency timetable is being released weekly.

Please let us know how this may be affecting you. Timetables are being reviewed weekly so feedback may have an impact on services.

A downloadable summary is available on the GWR website here.

GWR

GWR trains connect Bristol and beyond to the coast on the Severn Beach Line, which departs from Bristol Temple Meads and calls at Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Montpelier, Redland, Clifton Down, Sea Mills, Shirehampton and Avonmouth. Some trains will continue to St Andrews road and Severn Beach.

Update from GWR:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) changes to the timetable

“To reflect national advice against non-essential travel, we have reduced services across our network until further notice.

The changes particularly prioritise key routes essential for those to deliver vital services as the UK responds to the current situation.

Please only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary.

Check before you travel by visiting Gwr.com/check

Please note that journey planners may be updated at short notice.

Changes to GWR Services

Our revised timetable will be in operation seven days a week until further notice. A downloadable summary is available here.

We are working hard to enter all the changes into online and digital timetables, and these should all be updated shortly. We strongly recommend you check all journeys prior to travelling in case there have been any late changes. 

If you are travelling with us, for the latest travel advice click here. “

Bristol’s Severn Beach Line

This historic railway line, once rated as one of the most scenic routes in Europe, runs from Temple Meads out to the suburbs and on to the coast at Severn Beach.

Timetable (CHECK FOR REVISED TIMETABLES AT GWR here)

  • Services run approximately every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays
  • Journey time is approximately 28 mins to Avonmouth and 37 mins to Severn Beach
  • Service is operated by Great Western Railway. Timetable number: B8 View the normal timetable here (Not currently accurate due to Coronavirus, see updtaed timetable here.

Buses

There are several bus routes that will take you into Avonmouth and the surrounding towns. Some services stop at the Western approach industrial park. See below for details.

Bus Map

Our Ride and Stride map shows the bus and rail routes serving the Avonmouth and Severnside area. Click here to see the map

Bus Timetables

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus bus services may have reduced or altered services.

First Bus

See the First bus journey planner here

Services may change due to Coronavirus – “At First Bus, your safety is our top priority. In the wake of the evolving impacts of coronavirus, we are working with the Government and wider industry to ensure we are following the latest advice to keep you safe on our buses.”

See the updated timetable here

The number 3 and 4 buses connect central Bristol to the coastal communities. They share some of the same route but the 3 travels to Avonmouth and Access 18 industrial area.

Bus routes

3 – Bristol city centre – Shirehampton – Avonmouth – Lawrence Weston – Henbury – Cribbs Causeway

4 – Bristol city centre – Shirehampton – Lawrence Weston – Henbury – Cribbs Causeway

Stagecoach

Stagecoach has a number of buses which connect central Bristol and North Bristol to the coastal communities.

Services may change due to Coronavirus – “We want to reassure you that, we’re still running our revised services and we are continuing to take our lead from the latest government guidelines. For those with an essential need to travel, there are some things we can all do to help keep everyone safe, including practising social distancing by sitting on your own wherever possible, using contactless payment if you can and taking your newspaper home with you. Please check service updates for up to date information or see our Coronavirus page

Stagecoach’s updated temporary timetables can be found here

Bus routes

11 Southmead Hospital – Westbury on Trym – Shirehampton – Avonmouth

11A Southmead Hospital – Westbury on Trym – Lawrence Weston – Avonmouth

508 Southmead Hospital – Filton – Westbury on Trym – Sea Mills – Shirehampton

623 One journey a day only, Mon, Weds and Fri.
Severn Beach – Easter Compton – Cribbs Causeway – Hallen – Henbury – Westbury on Trym – Cribbs Causeway

625 UWE to Severn Beach – UWE – Cribbs Causeway – Easter Compton – Pilning – Severn Beach

X7 Severn Express Bristol Bus Station – Horfield – Cribbs Causeway – Chepstow – Newport

SevernNet Buzz Private bus for colleagues of businesses which are SevernNet Members.
Little Stoke – Filton – Henbury – Lawrence Weston – Shirehampton – Avonmouth – Western Approach Tesco/Lidl
Tesco and Lidl colleagues are entitled to reduced fares. Please speak to your HR department at work for information or send us an email to let us know if the bus would suit your shift times.
Customer service and enquiries for the SevernNet Buzz: 0117 428 5755 www.severnnet.org/work-areas/buzz