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Information about parking near Bristol Temple Meads Station
Driving to Bristol Temple Meads is relatively straightforward, with the station located just off the A4/Temple Gate and near to the A4044 section of the Bristol Inner Circuit Road.
It can be tricky to find on-street parking near to Bristol Temple Meads, but the on-site and nearby off-street parking options make up for this.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking spaces nearby, many of which are reservable – covering both on-street and off-street options, from driveways to car parks.
Bristol Temple Meads is not in a Controlled Parking Zone – but despite this, there isn’t much on-street parking surrounding the station due to its location between the River Avon, the Bristol Feeder Canal and several major roads. On-street parking is available in the form of pay-and-display spaces in the Redcliffe Controlled Parking Zone to the west of the station. Charges apply from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, at a very affordable hourly rate. Just be aware that many of the spaces here are reserved solely for resident permit holders.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Bristol Temple Meads.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Canynge Street/Bristol 4 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 30 minutes 4 hours St Thomas Street East/Bristol 2 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 17 minutes 2 hours Victoria Street 2 Hour/Bristol 2 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 17 minutes 2 hours Mitchell Court/Bristol 2 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 17 minutes 2 hours Temple Back/Bristol 4 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 30 minutes 4 hours
Bristol Temple Meads has a number of off-street parking options on-site (Temple Gate, Bristol, BS1 6QF – follow the link to reserve your space via JustPark) operated by APCOA Parking. There is short stay parking available which is free for up to 20 minutes, and a respectable tariff for indoor and outdoor Long Stay parking. The car parks are open all day, every day, and serve as the most convenient parking option for the station.
JustPark offers a range of reservable parking spaces near Temple Meads – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Bristol Mitchell Lane Travelodge car park Bristol City Council £1.50 / hour Portwall Lane Bristol City Council £1.50 / hour Bristol Temple Meads - Outside Apcoa (UK) Ltd £6.00 / 3 hours Temple Gate long stay car park Bristol City Council £1.00 / hour Bristol Temple Meads - Short Bristol City Council £2.00 / hour
Bristol Temple Meads has been the Western terminus of the Great Western Main Line from London Paddington since its opening in 1840. The station is also a crucial junction for trains from Wales and throughout the West of England.
The station also acts as a key hub for transport within Bristol, with bus services departing from the station to all areas of the city – and even a ferry service to the city centre just a few minutes walk away.
Disabled drivers and wheelchair users may require assistance when parking in any of the on-site station car parks, as facilities and spaces are somewhat limited.
However, disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park with no maximum stay in any on-street pay-and-display space or bay throughout the city at no cost – even in resident permit restricted areas.
Blue Badge holders may also park for up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines unless local signs state otherwise.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Bristol Temple Meads station (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Bristol Temple Meads is nestled between the River Avon, the Bristol Feeder canal and several nearby major roads – resulting in various difficulties when it comes to on-street parking nearby. However, the station is not located within a Controlled Parking Zone, which means generally parking on-street is only restricted on major roads – but you do need to be aware of any specific local restrictions, as there is only a limited number of streets that permit (and are suitable for) parking around Temple Meads.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at the times you search for.
On Bank holidays and on Sundays, you can park for free in any on-street pay-and-display space within the central parking zone.
You can park overnight for an affordable rate in the outside Long Stay car park at the station.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
The designated drop-off and pick-up point is on Station Approach, outside the station’s main entrance just off from the A4/Temple Gate.
Bristol Temple Meads is an attraction in and of itself. It is one of the oldest major train stations in the world and much of the facade and building is Grade I listed, designed by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The station, to the southeast of the city centre, beautifully straddles the River Avon and the Bristol Feeder Canal which meander through this handsome city.