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Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have been able to continue funding the Bristol city centre hospitals and Weston General hospital shuttle buses, while ensuring they remain free of charge for all staff, patients and visitors. 

With limited parking available near the hospitals, the free buses are an essential service in our community. If you'd like to support the hospital bus service, you can make a donation here. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated by us and the 2,000 staff, patients and visitors who use the buses each month. 


Hospital bus timetables

In need of a free ride for your next shift or appointment? Check out the latest hospital shuttle bus timetables below.


Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Eye Hospital - Bristol Royal Infirmary - Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre - St Michael's Hospital

The free shuttle bus service runs Monday to Friday.

Download the Bristol Hospital Bus Timetable


Weston General Hospital - Weston-super-Mare train station - Bristol Royal Infirmary. 

The free shuttle bus service runs Monday to Friday.

Download the Weston Hospital Bus timetable

Updated timetables from 6 June 2023

For more information about travelling to and from our hospitals, visit the UHBW NHS website

For timetable or bus service enquiries, please call 0117 342 0790 or email [email protected].

Bristol and Weston Hospital bus timetable

Live location hospital bus tracker

For a live location of the hospital bus:

  1. Download the Radius Velocity app on Android or iOS
  2. Log in with the following details: 
    [email protected]
  3. Click 'Telematics', then 'Live Map' for a live location of the hospital bus.


Funded by you

A big thanks to our generous donors and fundraisers who help us fund this valuable bus service each year. 

Stewart Cundy, UHBW Sustainable Transport and Travel Manager, said: “Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity has been generous in providing grant money of £36,000 per year to enable the Trust to retain this much-needed and valuable service, which has been operating since 1994."

“The location of the Bristol city centre hospitals mean that the journey can be very daunting even for people that are healthy and able bodied due to the steep hill from Lower Maudlin Street to much of the site."Free Bristol hospital shuttle bus

"The difficulty for patients and visitors on reaching their appointments on time due to a lack of parking causes stress and anxiety. The provision of a free bus service seeks to remove this element of stress and promote ease of access to our hospitals for all."

“There are also indirect patient health benefits with the provision of the bus, as at full capacity it can carry 29 people which is approximately 10 cars avoiding journeys to our hospitals, reducing the emissions and making the air around our hospitals cleaner."

"I'd like to thank Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity for their ongoing support of this service."


Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is proud to help fund the free hospital shuttle bus service. Together with your donations, we can bring more moments of joy, comfort and hope to those who need it most across all ten UHBW hospitals.

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