Getting around

Things to do in Gloucester | Getting around

With two major airports less than a mile away, and excellent road access thanks to the M5, getting in and around Gloucester couldn’t be easier.

Airport transfers

An hour away by car, Bristol Airport is one of the UK’s major airports, flying to dozens of countries daily and handling over eight million passengers a year. The easiest and quickest way to travel the 44-mile journey to Gloucester is by car, with a choice of eight car rental companies at the airport, including Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise.

If you’re travelling to the airport by bus, you’ll need to change at Bristol and catch a connecting airport transfer bus, which runs every 10 minutes. There are no direct trains – instead, you’ll need to get the hourly service from Gloucester to Bristol and then hop on the airport transfer service.

Airport transfers

Alternatively, take the stress out of your travelling by checking into one of our hotels near Bristol Airport the night before.

The closest airport is Gloucestershire Airport, although it largely operates private charter flights.

Public transport

A short walk from the train station and Kings Walk Shopping Centre, Gloucester Bus Station is a major travel hub servicing over 20 main cities and destinations, including London, Manchester and Heathrow Airport. In the centre of the city, there are dozens of cafés, ATMs and shops nearby, with National Express the largest operator. A brand new 12-stand bus station is currently being built as part of the Kings Quarter regeneration scheme, and is set to open towards the end of 2018.

Located two miles to the south of the town centre on the A38, Waterwells Park & Ride is a cost-effective way to get into the centre of Gloucester without the headache of finding somewhere to park.


Train stations

Boasting the second-longest railway platform in the country at a whopping 603 metres long, Gloucester Railway Station dates back to 1844 and is served by Arriva, CrossCountry and Great Western Railway services.

Running regular services to Wales, Bristol and London, the four-platform station is located on the eastern edge of the city centre and around a mile from our Longford hotel. There’s an on-site car park, as well as a café, toilets, bike racks and several ticket machines when the main office is closed.

Gloucester Railway Station

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