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Travel

North Somerset has good transport links and we help to provide a comprehensive public transport network which thousands of commuters and visitors use each day for work and leisure.

Accessible travel

For more information about travelling in the UK if you are disabled or less mobile, download the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee accessible travel guide (pdf) or accessible travel quide (rtf).

Airport

North Somerset is home to a major international airport, which is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK offering flights to more than 330 worldwide destinations. For more information visit the Bristol International Airport website.

Bus travel

Information including bus lanes, passes, stops and shelters, timetables and temporary changes to services, Greater Bristol Bus Network, minibus permits and a guide to public transport services. Find out more about bus services.

Car travel

Information about car sharing - including staying safe with your car share partner - tips to drive economically to help you save money and the environment and detail about on-street and off-street parking facilities in North Somerset. Find out about car travel.

Coach travel

A new executive coach service now transports commuters from North Somerset to major employment areas in North Bristol. For more details visit The Kings Ferry website

Community transport

Community transport is a vital service for a lot of people who have limited mobility or are elderly, and various schemes operate throughout the district. For more information read our community transport FAQs.

Cycling

Information about the benefits of cycling, opportunities to borrow a bike to try cycling before you buy your own, cycle parking and security, popular cycle routes, cycle to work schemes and our cycle forum for cyclists to discuss issues that affect them. Find out more about cycling.

Grants and funding

To see if your business qualifies for our ermployer grants or other forms of support to help businesses make their premises more 'smart travel friendly' contact our sustainable travel team.

Heavy goods vehicles

We are committed to restricting large and heavy vehicles to using the most suitable roads across North Somerset. Restrictions are based on different factors including environmental issues, the types of structures alongside the roads and our local transport plan. Routes unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles are marked with signs showing restrictions which require the legal backing of a traffic regulation order. For more information contact our streets and open spaces team.

Home to school transport

We provide home to school transport for around 3,000 eligible children and 200 fare-paying children in North Somerset. Find out more about home to school transport including eligibility and entitlement, how to apply, appeals, policies and school crossing patrols.

Journey planning

View our Nailsea and Long Ashton interactive map to find your local bus stop, cycle routes and view all your travel options to get into Bristol from Nailsea, Backwell, Wraxall, Flax Bourton, Failand and Long Ashton, plus all the routes in between. Download the Nailsea And Long Ashton travel leaflet (pdf) for details of the different modes of transport and a time and cost comparison chart.

Park and ride

If you're travelling into Bristol from North Somerset, you could take advantage of the park and ride service which travels directly into the city, saving you time and the cost of parking. For more information visit the TravelWest website.

Rail travel

North Somerset is well-served by the national rail network and connected to some of the UK's major cities by mainline rail. Use our interactive map to find your nearest railway station, and visit the National Rail Enquiries website or Traveline South West website for more information.

We also work as part of the Severnside Community Rail Partnership to make improvements to stations and services and promote rail services within the Greater Bristol area. For more information visit the Severnside Community Rail Partnership website.

Portishead rail services - we are also progressing work that could see the re-opening of the Portishead to Bristol branch line. For more information about the project visit our Portishead rail services update.