Visa advice can be found at the bottom of this page.
Travel Advice to the Conference Centre
Please note that attendees should aim to arrive at the conference venue at 12 pm on the 21st August.
Conference venue: Wills Hall, Parry’s Lane, Bristol, BS9 1AE.
Arrival by Air
Bristol has an airport which offers routes to and from many destinations in Europe, you can check online at https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/ to see if your local airport flies here.
To arrive to the city centre from Bristol airport, taxis are available and generally cost £35 to get to the city centre. A better option is to take the A1 bus from outside the airport, which costs £11 for a return ticket, which is valid for one month. Please note that you need to pay for the bus with cash from the driver, or there is a booth which has a staff member whom you can purchase tickets from.
Bristol is easy to travel to from London Heathrow airport, http://www.heathrow.com/ To travel to Bristol from Heathrow is possible by train to Bristol Temple Meads https://www.heathrowexpress.com/ or by bus http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx which will take you to the central Bristol bus station.
Arrival by Train
The closest station is Bristol Temple Meads station. From there you can take the local buses (information below) or taxi to get to the accommodation.
How to get to the Conference Centre upon arriving in Bristol by bus
From the Bristol City Centre bus station
Leave the bus station through the exit to Whitson Street. Turn left and walk down past the White Hart to the traffic lights. Cross at the traffic lights over Lewins Mead Road to Bridewell Street. Walk past the big police station and over the road there will be a series of bus stops.
At the bus stop, take the number one bus (either the Wessex Bus service or the First bus service is fine) to Westbury Road on Black Boy Hill. You can ask the driver to call out the stop so you know when to get off. From the bus stop, walk to the roundabout and turn right to walk down Parry’s Lane, it should take about 7 minutes to reach the conference centre. The conference centre will be signposted.
From Bristol Temple Meads
Upon arrival, leave through the front of the bus station and walk down to the end of the road, where you will see a large traffic light junction. Cross the large road to reach a bus stop outside of a pub called the “Reckless Engineer”
Take the number one Cribbs Causeway bus to Westbury Road. You can ask the driver to call out the stop if you wish, so you know when to get off. From the bus stop, walk to the roundabout and turn right to walk down Parry’s Lane, it should take about 5 minutes to reach the conference centre. The conference centre will be signposted.
Bus tickets are £2.00 for a single trip, but there is a 30% discount if you show them a valid Student Card.
You can choose to take a taxi to Wills Hall, Parry’s Lane, Bristol, BS9 1AE. They should cost in the region of £10 to £15.
Visa advice for delegates from outside the United Kingdom
Students from the European Union will not need to apply for visas. If you are from outside the EU then you will need a visa to attend. They can apply for a standard visitor visa on this website:
Some nationals do not need to apply for the visa before travelling – the UKVI has a good visa checker ‘do I need a visa’:
Non-EU students would benefit from a letter inviting them to attend the conference, even if they do not need to apply for a visa (they can show this in support of their visit when applying for their visa overseas or gaining their visa on entry into the UK). The INASCON committee is happy to provide such evidence for conference delegates. The individuals then need to be sure that they meet the other requirements – both of the above links take you through to a list of required documents.