Getting Here

UK PonyCon takes place at the Exhibition and Conference Centre at the Frenchay Campus of UWE Bristol, in the south west of England. UWE Bristol is easily accessible by both public transport and car.

Find out how to get here:

By Car

We have two large free car parks next to the venue for attendees and stallholders, located just seven minutes from junction 19 of the M4.

The postcode to use for sat nav is BS34 8QZ.

Take junction 19 of the M4 onto the M32 southbound. Exit M32 at junction 1 and take the A4174 westbound, following signs for Filton. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left and enter UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus via the North Entrance. Pass the security checkpoint and take the second exit at the roundabout. Take the first left for car park 23 or the second left for car park 22.

A campus map is available showing the locations of car parks, the Exhibition and Conference Centre and the North Entrance.

Disabled parking spaces are available in both car parks, however we recommend parking in car park 23 due to the higher availability of disabled parking spaces.

Traffic in Bristol is often very busy and unpredictable, so we recommend travelling by public transport if possible. If you choose to travel by car, please allow plenty of time in case of bad traffic.

Get driving directions from Google Maps.

By Bus

UWE Bristol is served frequently by multiple bus routes. The information below was correct at the time of publishing, but please check Travelwest's website for the latest information.

These buses serve the East Entrance of the UWE Bristol. It is a 12 minute walk from here to the Exhibition and Conference Centre, where UK PonyCon is taking place. A campus map is available which shows the route.

By Coach

Megabus operate direct long distance coaches from the North Entrance at UWE Bristol to destinations across the UK such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle amongst many others.

Attendees starting their journey in Scotland may wish to consider booking two Megabus tickets, changing at Manchester or Newcastle. Be sure to leave plenty of time to change coaches in case of delays.

Other long distance coach operators such as National Express operate services to Bristol city centre. We suggest travelling by bus from the city centre to UWE Bristol.

By Train

Bristol Parkway is the closest railway station for long distance services, with direct services to London, Manchester, Cardiff, the South West and the North East. It is a 30 minute walk to UWE Bristol or you can alternatively take the number 16 bus on Saturday (no Sunday service).

Bristol Temple Meads is located close to the city centre, and also offers long distance services to the above destinations. We recommending travelling by bus from the city centre to UWE Bristol.

Filton Abbey Wood, the closest station to UWE Bristol, has local and medium distance services to Cardiff, Worcester and Exeter. It is a 20 minute walk to UWE Bristol.

By Plane

Bristol Airport is an international airport with direct flights to many European destinations.

The Airport Flyer Express is a fast, frequent bus service linking Bristol Airport to the city centre and operates 24 hours a day. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes. Once you're in the city, take a bus to UWE Bristol.

Attendees from further afield may wish to fly into a London airport and then take the train. Make your way to London Paddington station, where there are frequent direct services to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Alternatively, fly via Amsterdam or Dublin to connect to a direct flight to Bristol.