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How to find us


Here are directions describing how to find the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
View a map of the hospital and surrounding area

By road

BCHFrom M5 (north/south) and M4 (east)

  1. Follow signs for M4 London join M4 travelling towards London
  2. After approximately 2 miles on the M4 you will see signs for M32 Bristol
  3. Join M32 and travel to the end of the motorway (apx 4 miles)
  4. Stay in the right hand lane and at the traffic lights turn right, sign-posted Bus Station, Clifton, Bristol Royal Infirmary.
  5. At the next set of traffic lights stay in the middle lane and take the second exit around the roundabout.
  6. This will leave the Bristol Premier Travel Inn on your left, follow the road straight on through two sets of traffic lights.
  7. You will see the Childrens Hospital on your right hand side.

From M4 (west)

  1. Leave M4 at Junction 19 sign-posted M32 Bristol.
  2. Follow directions from Step 3 above.

When you get to Upper Maudlin Street, look out for the sculpture outside the hospital.

Car parking

UH Bristol hospitals are located in very busy areas of the city, with severely restricted roadside parking.  We also have building work taking place which has reduced the number of drop off spaces available outside of the children's hospital, and these are restricted to 15 minutes for all users.

If you are a blue badge holder, you will be able to park in any of our pay and display parking spaces, as long as your blue badge is correctly display. If you need to use our waiting bays, you are also limited to 15 minutes.

New pay and display spaces have been opened at St Michaels hospital to compensate for the loss of parking spaces in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre car park, due to the building work. Please ensure you have sufficient change with you for use in the pay and display machines.

All patients and visitors are encouraged to use public transport or nearby public car parks whenever possible, which are shown on our  map above. If you need to bring your car to the hospital, discounted parking for patients and carers is available. Please ask at Main Reception when you arrive.

By bus

Most local buses stop at the Centre or Broadmead. Ask your driver for the nearest stop or click here for more information.

You can also catch the hospital free bus from various points around the city centre. Click here for more information.

By train

The closest station to the hospital is Bristol Temple Meads. The hospital free bus operates from the station, Monday to Friday during daytime hours.  Please use the link above the view the timetable.  Please be aware that at present this service is unable to transport patients who are wheelchair users.

Help with travel costs

If you are receiving benefits, you may be able to claim back your travel costs if you travel by public transport or private car.  Please note, this does not include taxis.

If you are eligible, ask a member of staff or at main reception for a claim form.  If you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Room on 0117 342 8065.

Going home

Please think about how you are going to get home, particularly if you are attending as an emergency patient. If you need help, please speak to the ward staff as soon as possible.

For more information about travelling to and from our hospitals please view this page.