Getting Around

Plan Your Journey

Use the Travelwest Journey Planner to plan your journey, where you can find the best routes for different modes of transport, and view real-time information about buses, cycling, park & ride and trains. This travel tool was designed specifically for the South West and contains comprehensive, regularly updated information relating to your area that you will not find in any other online map. Visit to get your journey started.

Live Bus Times

No more waiting around at the bus stop thanks to a range of bus checker apps – just install on your phone or tablet and you can get live information about when your next bus arrives. There are many bus checker apps available, and you can also use some of them for mobile tickets. To find the best one for you, visit:


MetroBus is a new rapid public transport system for the West of England region. The routes have been designed to fit in between the region’s rail and local bus network and do those long distance, cross-city journeys which the existing bus network doesn’t do so well. MetroBuses also have free on-board wifi and USB charging facilities so you can charge your phone whilst on the move. Off bus ticketing, dedicated bus lanes, prioritised traffic lights, fewer bus stops and direct routes mean faster, more frequent and more reliable bus services. Unlike regular bus services, MetroBus is a buy before you board service as this makes boarding times up to five times faster than a regular bus service. Visit:

Car Clubs

If you don’t want to own a car, but need one on demand, car clubs are a great option. For a small monthly or annual subscription fee, a car club allows you to borrow a car on a pay-as-you-go basis – you will just pay for what you use, and won’t be responsible for servicing or maintenance costs. It is easy to become a member of a car club – just fill in a short form online. To find your nearest car club, visit:

Electric Vehicles

With a rapidly expanding network of public charging points available across the West of England region, there has never been a better time to make the switch to electric vehicles. There are discounts available to buy all types of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, vans and motorcycles, ranging from £1,500 to £8,000. To check out your nearest public charging points and the wider network, plus help with selecting the right car and calculating your cost savings, visit:

Car Share

Sharing a lift is a great way to save money, reduce the stress of driving and make your journeys more social. There are a range of services to help you link up with other people making similar journeys to you. Find out more at:

More Journey planning tools

There are a huge number of resources to help you plan and track your journeys. Here are just a few to help you get started:

Plan journeys by bike

Find the best route for your needs whether this is the fastest or the quietest route with the Better By Bike route planner. Visit:

Plan journeys on foot

Find walking routes, create routes, track distances and calories, and take part in challenges. Visit:

Plan journeys by train

Check live departure and arrival times and see how much your tickets will cost. Visit:

Free cycle maps

Find traffic-free routes, quiet roads, busy roads, contours and the national cycle network (NCT). Plus, the main destinations and other attractions in the area. Visit: