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Getting to College

St Brendan’s Sixth Form College is located in Bristol, just off of the Bath Road (A4) which connects Bristol and Bath.

Students come to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College from numerous schools within the local area, and beyond.

Due to its location, the College is well served by a variety of different transport options.

For the academic year 24/25, we are excited to announce that First Bus will be extending their network of services to St Brendan’s giving students increased access to the College from the Greater Bristol area.

The Turners coach service that has been in operation for a number of years will cease to run at the end of this academic year (23/24) due to their withdrawal from the school transport market. All Turners routes (other than route 4) are being replaced with new SB bus routes. Unfortunately, due to good transport links & low demand in the area, it was not viable to replace the current route 4 with a direct SB bus service.

Public Bus Services

The travelwest website provides a lot of useful information about public bus options within the Bristol and West of England area including timetables routes and tickets.

The website includes details of a multi-operator “Rider Ticket” that can be used to travel on services provided by all operators (apart from WESTlink). Further information regarding routes and tickets can be found by clicking on travelwest and the rider ticket by clicking on ridertickets.

First Bus is the largest provider of buses in the Bristol / Bath area. Various different ticket options are available (day, 2 trip, week, month, term & academic year) giving flexibility to suit individual household circumstances. More information about First Bus routes to College and costs can be found by clicking on this link: St Brendan's Sixth Form College | First Bus

Air Decker provide a service linking areas of South Bristol to Bath stopping on the Bath Road outside of College.  Click here for more information.

Stagecoach operates the Brislington and Portway Park and Ride routes. Students can now board at Portway or Bristol City Centre and get a direct bus to the Park and Ride site at Brislington which is minutes away from College. Click here for more information.


There are several cycle paths leading to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College. We are able to provide safe cycle storage space and showers. Click better by bike for help with route planning.

Train Travel

The two closest stations to the College are Temple Meads located in Central Bristol and Keynsham. There are many different buses that run between Temple Meads and the College giving multiple travel options. Alternatively, Keynsham Station is around a ten minute drive from the College with buses 522, 349 and the Air Decker (A4) providing a regular service from the station.