Coach and rail travel

Have you made travel arrangements yet?

Join us in Bristol for The Hand in Hand Festival and let’s make our journey as eco-conscious as our intentions! Embracing sustainable travel options like trains and coaches is not just about getting from A to B—it’s about reducing our carbon footprint and journeying towards a greener future.

Traversing the Rails:

Embark on your eco-friendly adventure with a train journey that’s as kind to the planet as it is to your wallet. And guess what? Cheaper tickets are now available for train travel! These budget-friendly fares are usually released three months in advance of travel, so seize the opportunity and book ahead to secure your spot on the rails at a fraction of the cost.

Bag discounted fares by travelling off-peak, booking ahead, or flashing your student ID. And don’t forget the power of group travel—journey together, save together!

Advance Tickets: Secure your spot on the rails ahead of time, with weekday bookings open now. Snag fixed-time fares and enjoy the ride from as little as £24 (subject to availability).

Group Travel: Gather your fellow festival-goers and embark on a shared adventure. Groups of 3 to 9 can enjoy 1/3 off with GroupSave, while larger crews of 10 or more can potentially save up to 26% with GWR’s Group Travel team. Let’s make a difference together!

Railcard Revelry: Slice a cool 1/3 off your train tab with a Railcard, because sustainability and savings go hand in hand. Get cheaper train tickets with a GWR Railcard.

Cross Country Trains

Split ticketing: Unlock savings with split-ticketing and let’s journey smarter, not harder.

Trainline: Snag wallet-friendly rail tickets from various UK operators and contribute to a greener tomorrow.

MoneySaving Expert has some useful tips on train travel.

Stations of Note:

In Bristol, two stations stand tall:

Bristol Temple Meads: This is the station in the centre of Bristol and nearest to The Beacon, Bristol City Centre and Goldney Hall, University of Bristol if you have booked that student accommodation.

Bristol Parkway: This is on the outskirts of Bristol and is nearer to Student Village, University of the West of England if you have booked that student accommodation, and then you will need to use public transport to get into the city and to the Beacon.

For most of you Bristol Temple Meads is the best train station to use.

Coasting into Bristol:

For those who prefer the road less travelled, coach travel offers a sustainable alternative. Explore budget-friendly options with providers like National Express, Megabus, and Flixbus, and journey towards a greener future one mile at a time.

So let’s choose sustainability, let’s choose community, and let’s choose The Hand in Hand Festival. See you on the journey!