Travelling to Engage Live

The Engage Conference Live is taking place in EP1, based at the University of the West of England's Frenchay campus.

Find the venue on google maps. (The building is called 'Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bristol')

Full address: Long Down Ave, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ

There are lots of different options for getting to EP1 - please use this page for further information.

Arriving by bus

There are lots of buses that go directly to the Frenchay campus, and from there the Engage venue is a 15-minute walk. You can find walking directions from the bus stop below.

From the centre of Bristol: Services M1 and M3 leave every 10 minutes from the city centre, and take around 15 minutes. Contactless payment is available on this service. 

From Bristol Temple Meads Station: Service 70 leaves every 20 minutes from the station and takes around 40 minutes. Contactless payment is available on this service. 

From Bristol Parkway Station: Service 11 leaves roughly every 30 minutes from Parkway station and takes around 10 minutes. Contactless payment is available on this service. 

These are the most direct routes, but there are 7 bus routes in total that serve other areas of the city. You can find all of the details on the First Bus website and TravelWest website.

Walking from the Frenchay bus stop

When you arrive at the Frenchay campus bus stop - either by bus or by taxi - it then takes around 15 minutes to walk to the Engage venue. 

Click here for a walking route in Google maps, with a step-free modification included.

Click here for step-by-step instructions for the walking route, with a step-free modification included.

To get back to the bus stops from the Engage venue, please use these walking instructions.

Arriving by Train

Filton Abbey Wood Station: This is the closest station to walk from. It is around a 20-minute walk away, a 5 minute cycle or 5 minute drive, and serves local trains from Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

The closest station that serves long-distance trains is Bristol Parkway: This is a 30 minute walk from the venue, a 10 minute cycle, or a 5 minute drive.

Click here for walking directions for Filton Abbey Wood and Parkway Stations.

Bristol Temple Meads: This station is in the city centre, but has train links to both of the other stations. You can take a bus directly from Temple Meads Station, which will take around 40 minutes. See the bus information here. It is a 20 minute drive to the Engage venue.

Arriving by bike

If you are cycling to Engage, there are lots of cycle-friendly routes to the UWE campus, and facilities when you arrive.

UWE has compiled a map of all cycle routes to their campuses, including Frenchay, where the Engage venue is. This includes the bike route from Bristol Parkway Station.

Click here for the map of cycle routes

When you get to the Engage venue, there is lots of sheltered bike parking to the right-hand side of the building.

There are lots of other cycle facilities across the UWE campus if you need them, including bike pumps and tool stations.

Download a map of the campus cycle facilities here. 

Arriving by taxi

When ordering a taxi to Frenchay campus, drivers will usually take you to the East Entrance, which is where the main bus stop is. You will then have a 15 minute walk to get to the Engage venue. See the directions from the bus stop above.

You can instead ask them to follow the driving instructions below and be taken to directly to the Engage venue.


A limited amount of parking is available at the Engage venue. Please follow these directions that will bring you directly to the venue car park:

  • From the A4174/Filton Road follow signs for the MOD, exit the roundabout and then move into middle lane.
  • At the first roundabout, take the 2nd exit.
  • At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit.
  • At the barrier access will be given to conference delegates.
  • Keep left/downhill until you reach car park at front of EP1.
  • Please park on the right-hand side of the car park.

Please note: if you are driving into the city centre of Bristol, the Clean Air Zone will be in operation from 28th November. Find out more about the Clean Air Zone here. 

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