A Balloon Shuttle bus service is operated by First Bus, from Temple Meads Train Station and the City Centre (Broad Quay). We highly recommend local residents take advantage of this service.
Ticket sellers will be on hand each day at both Temple Meads Train Station and the City Centre (Broad Quay) bus stops to enable you to purchase your ticket before you board – speeding up boarding times.
For travel on the Balloon Shuttle only…
Adult Balloon Shuttle single £3 – Young Person*/Student*/Child/Concession £2
Adult Balloon Shuttle return £5 – Young Person*/Student*/Child/Concession £3
Or upgrade your existing First ticket to include the Balloon Shuttle!
For only £2 you can upgrade your Bristol (Inner & Outer Zone), Bath (Outer Zone), West of England and West of England Plus: Day, Week, Month or Year ticket to include return travel on the Balloon Shuttle. Family Day tickets can be upgraded for only £4 regardless of the number of customers travelling.
To upgrade just ask the driver of the Balloon Shuttle bus or a First Bus ticket seller.
Please note: No other tickets are valid on the Balloon Shuttle service, which includes PlusBus, Freedom Travelpass & concessionary passes.
A PDF of the timetable information can be downloaded here.