Please refer to our car parking page here.


The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta car parking map can be found here.

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus links Bristol Temple Meads and the City Centre to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

More information on the service for 2024 will be published in due course. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest news and updates.


Ask your taxi driver to follow the road signs to the designated drop off/pick up location, which is a short walk from the event site. This is long Ashton Park and ride point. Please note this is only operating as a drop-off point during the fiesta & you will not be able to park your vehicle.


The closest train station to the Fiesta is Bristol Temple Meads, served by our travel partner GWR.

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For further information on traveling to the Fiesta with GWR please visit


Those wishing to cycle can take ‘Festival Way’ - a traffic-free path connecting the city to Ashton Court Estate and beyond. Starting in Bristol, you can use the National Cycling Route 33, which takes you on a traffic-free path from Queens Square out of the city via Cumberland Road. Crossing the River Avon you join Kennel Lodge Road as you enter Ashton Court. There is bike parking available on-site by the Mansion House and the Fallow Deer Park. For details on the cycling route and link to an OS map please visit the Sustrans website.

For details on the cycling route and link to an OS map please visit the Sustrans website.


For those on foot, there are two main routes into the Fiesta site from Bristol City Centre; via Festival Way or via the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Festival Way, Route 33 on the Cycle Route Network is a great walk from the city centre. Head to the Sustrans website for full details. 

Visitor Map

The visitor map for the Balloon Fiesta can be found here.



Due to huge demand, all coach and tour operators must register in advance to book a parking space for their coach. Booking is free via the online ticketing system here.

On Saturday: Full directions and location will be confirmed upon booking for the coach parking at Long Ashton Park and Ride. The fiesta coach park will be clearly signposted on approach and is approximately 7-8 minutes walk from the main event arena (fully sign-posted). 

On Friday and Sunday: Coach operators are requested to drop-off in designated spaces in Bristol City Centre and passengers can walk to the fiesta site. Coaches must then park at the Bristol Fruit Market parking facility before picking up again in the City Centre after the event.

Please note: In recent years a number of unsafe and extremely dangerous drop-off and pick-up manoeuvres have been witnessed by the organisers of the fiesta, Highways Authorities and Avon and Somerset Police. The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta want to ensure the safety of all visitors to this great, iconic event. Non-compliance with parking, dropping off and picking up passengers may result in prosecution.